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Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland

This publication set contains the latest edition of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland. These guidelines have been created to provide practical information and tools for anyone with an interest in soil conservation. They will be particularly useful for farmers, NRM regional groups, Landcare groups, consultants, Local governments, State agencies, and agribusiness. Whilst they have been written with Queensland in mind, these Guidelines contain information that will undoubtedly be useful to people facing similar issues elsewhere.

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  • Preface and ForewordPDF Popular

    This is the Preface and Foreword to the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland.

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  • Chapter 1 - IntroductionPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes the processes of land degradation and their impacts. It then outlines how the history of land management in Queensland has contributed to land degradation problems.

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  • Chapter 2 - Soil conservation planningPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes how to write a soil conservation plan for a property, and uses case studies to explore multiple layout options.

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  • Chapter 3 - Peak discharge estimationPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes how to estimate peak discharge for small catchments. This parameter is important to the design of soil conservation structures like contour banks.

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  • Chapter 4 - The empirical version of the ...PDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes how to calculate the peak discharge expected from a soil conservation structure design, such as a contour bank or waterway.

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  • Chapter 5 - Darling Downs flood frequency modelPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland details the flood frequency estimation model used in the Darling Downs region of South East Queensland.

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  • Chapter 6 - Channel design principlesPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland discusses ways to design water channels and weirs in such a way that they remain stable for as long as possible. This minimises maintenance costs.

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  • Chapter 7 - Contour banksPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland details how to design, build and maintain contour banks that remain stable and divert water effectively, without interfering with practices such as Controlled Traffic Farming.

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  • Chapter 8 - Diversion banksPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland discusses how to design diversion banks, which can be used to protect vulnerable land or infrastructure from surface water flows.

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  • Chapter 9 - WaterwaysPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland discusses how to design, construct and maintain soil conservation waterways.

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  • Chapter 10 - Land management on flood plainsPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland provides information about the nature of flooding in rural areas, its impacts and strategies for managing flooding on floodplains to protect soil.

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  • Chapter 11 - Stream stabilityPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland provides introductory information about how to stabilise streams to prevent erosion.

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  • Chapter 12 - Soil conservation in horticulturePDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland provides general information on how to control erosion in horticultural cropping.

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  • Chapter 13 - Gully erosion and its controlPDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes the impacts of gully erosion, the factors that contribute to gully development, strategies to prevent gully erosion and options for controlling it.

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  • Chapter 14 - Property infrastructurePDF Popular

    This chapter of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland describes how to site, construct and maintain infrastructure such as access roads and tracks, fences, and stockyards to avoid erosion and reduce maintenance requirements.

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  • AppendicesPDF Popular

    This section of the Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland contains tables and charts that are frequently used in soil conservation design, consolidated in one place for ease of use.

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  • Ramwade Flow Calculator ToolXLSX Popular

    This is the latest version of the RAMWADE (RAtional Method WAterway DEsign) tool (version 7, April 2016).

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Category Environment, land and water
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 26 April 2019

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