|Title||An Empirically-based sediment budget for the Normanby Basin: Sediment Sources, Sinks & Drivers on the Cape York Savannah|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Brooks, AP, Spencer, J, Olley, J, Pietsch, T, Borombovits, D, Curwen, G, Shellberg, JG|
|Series Editor||Howley, CM, Gleeson, AL, Simon, A, Bankhead, N, Klimetz, D, Eslami-Endargoli, L, Bouregault, A|
|Series Title||Australian Government Caring for our Country - Reef Rescue initiative|
|Institution||Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University|
|City||Brisbane, Queensland Australia|
|Other Numbers||NERP Project 4.5(ext)|
|Keywords||alluvial gullies, Cape York, colluvial gullies, empirical model, hill slope erosion, Normanby Basin, sediment budget|
This project report contributes to the Australian Government’s Reef Rescue program. The project scope included development of a new empirically driven sediment budget model, incorporating improved understanding of water quality management, and undertaking on-ground rehabilitation research. These activities are combined to address the following core questions:
This document describes the development of an empirically driven sediment budget for the catchments draining to Princess Charlotte Bay (PCB). This includes the Laura/Normanby/Kennedy Rivers, the North Kennedy, Hann, Annie Rivers, Saltwater Creek and Stewart River. This budget identifies the major sediment sources, erosion processes, sediment stores and transport pathways for the suspended sediment component of the sediment budget at the catchment scale (i.e. end of system loads). The existing Brodie et al. (2003) sediment budget formulation effectively acted as a hypothesis to guide our data collection.
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