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Gully Rehabilitation and Water Diversion: Franklin

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Local landholder committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

10 October 2011

End date

1 April 2012

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the Oaky Creek Catchment Restoration Project, working with the community within a defined focal area to deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways and Moreton Bay. The project will involve two adjoining properties on separate drainage lines at the head of Oaky creek catchment. Both landholders have agreed on the proposed engineering designs for this project.

The gully on this property has two major head-cuts which have retreated significantly over the last year. Engineering works will prevent further erosion occurring on this site. Two leaky dam structures will be constructed in the gully to flood head-cuts at full supply. A high flow by-wash will deliver water into the adjoining property where similar structures will be constructed.

The landholder will implement improved management practices for soil health by fencing off the area to reduce the impacts of continuous grazing. In addition, grazing management will be improved by splitting the current paddock into two smaller paddocks to allow for rotation of stock. A water point will be assembled to provide water for the new paddock.

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the catchment on neighbouring properties which aim to improve water quality and reduce sediment loss within the catchment.

The following actions are planned:
  • fence off the area to reduce the impacts of continuous grazing
  • fence to split the current paddock into two smaller paddocks to allow for rotation of stock
  • assemble a water point to provide water for the new paddock
  • implement improved management practices for soil health.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and address the inter-related water and land management issues contributing to nutrients and sediment entering Oaky Creek
  • construct two leaky dam structures with a high flow by-wash.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1784

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Gully Rehabilitation and Water Diversion: Franklin, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/gully-rehabilitation-and-water-diversion-franklin-2fc8/>.

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