Removal of Aquatic Weeds From Lagoon Creek, Herbert Catchment North Queensland: trialling novel removal methods and demonstration of environmental benefits

Veitch, Vern, Burrows, Damien, Hudson, David, and Butler, Barry (2007) Removal of Aquatic Weeds From Lagoon Creek, Herbert Catchment North Queensland: trialling novel removal methods and demonstration of environmental benefits. Report. Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] Though located in an intensively developed agricultural area, surrounded by sugar cane, Lagoon Creek is one of the most important wetlands and fish habitats in the Herbert River floodplain. It consists of a number of deep connected lagoons and has previously been the subject of community action to restore its riparian vegetation. Lagoon Creek became significantly degraded during the 1990's and suffered a number of high profile fish kills. Since that time, the entire water surface has been covered by dense mats of water hyacinth – a floating exotic weed. The hyacinth mats have also been secondarily colonised by a number of other plants growing on top of the mats. This document reports on a project, funded through the Great Barrier Reef Coastal Wetlands Protection Programme – Pilot Program, to remove the weed mats and monitor the recovery of the water quality, fish, birds and other ecosystem values of Lagoon Creek.

Item ID: 29268
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: estuarine weed management, Lagoon Creek, Herbert catchment, environmental management
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ACTFR Technical Report No. 07/15

Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 06:20
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 34%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961201 Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
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