Waterways - Field Guides
Field Guides are condensed, pictorial-based documents designed for field use and as training guidelines.
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Creek Erosion and Channel Design Case Studies
A pictorial overview of some creek erosion and Natural Channel Design projects within Brisbane, Queensland.
Creek Rehabilitation Case Studies
A pictorial overview of some creek and riparian zone rehabilitation projects within Brisbane, Queensland.
Public Guide to Living with Floods
A general pictorial guide to living within flood-prone areas and living through flood events.
Use of Rock in Waterway Engineering V6
A pictorial guide to the sizing and placement of rock within waterways.
Bridge Scour Field Guide
The purpose of this field guide is to provide a general overview of scour control around waterway bridges, introduce readers to the Austroads 2018 and the Queensland Main Roads 2019 guidelines on bridge scour control and to provide general information on the management soil scour around low-risk, minor bridges that are likely to be found in private property and along minor council roads.
Creek Erosion Part 1
Part 1 discusses the types of creeks, the types of creek erosion, the mechanics of creek erosion, the hydraulics of creeks, the causes of creek erosion, and the response of creeks to floods.
Creek Erosion Part 2
Part 2 discusses the planning of creek erosion treatments, fish-friendly bed treatment, common properties of rock, the hydraulics of grade control structures, fish-friendly and non fish-friendly bed stabilisation techniques.
Creek Erosion Part 3
Part 3 discusses the design of soft and hard engineering bank stabilisation techniques, the management of dispersive soils, lateral bank erosion, flow diversion techniques, and creek revegetation.
Creek Erosion Part 4
Part 4 provides a short review of parts 1 to 3, then presents a single page summary of each of the bank stabilisation options presented in Part 3. The field guide ends with a discussion of the staging of instream works, and a glossary of terms.
Erosion & Sediment Control Field Guide for Instream Works
This field guide has been prepared specifically to provide training on instream construction practices and to provide support to Appendix I of the IECA (Australasia) Best Practice ESC documents.