Multipurpose design for remediation of fish passage barriers on University Creek Road crossings, Townsville North Queensland

Kapitzke, Ross (2005) Multipurpose design for remediation of fish passage barriers on University Creek Road crossings, Townsville North Queensland. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability National Conference. From: Environmental Engineering and Sustainability National Conference, 17-19 July 2005, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

The development of infrastructure designs to meet multipurpose goals relating to utilitarian needs and the biophysical and socio-cultural environment is a crucial aspect to the creation of sustainable engineering solutions. Practitioners and managers involved in infrastructure design for road-stream crossings such as culverts and causeways, must now go beyond conventional design practices dealing merely with flood capacity, structure integrity and stream stability, to consider protection of aquatic habitat and, in many cases, provisions for upstream migration of fish. This paper presents several designs for fish passage remediation on an intermittent stream in north-eastern Australia, where a variety of box culvert, pipe culvert, causeway and diversion drainage structures are used. The multipurpose planning and design requirements for development of the drainage crossings and fish passage facilities are discussed, and the characteristics of the fishways for various road crossing and stream types are described. Key points for multipurpose infrastructure design are highlighted to assist practitioners and managers in meeting diverse technical requirements.

Item ID: 875
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: infrastructure design; multipurpose goals; fish passage; road crossings
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Conference theme "Creating Sustainable Engineering Solutions"

ISBN: 0-646-45002-6
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090701 Environmental Engineering Design @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960810 Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 51%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 49%
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