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Wetland and water environment

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in engineering, technology

What river restoration principle would you adopt for rivers like the Hutt , Greenough and Chapman in Western Australia , and why

In the midst of a worldwide trend of environmental degradation and natural resource depletion , efforts for recovery and salvaging are being heightened in response to a global call for the conservation of nature

In implementing this goal , various considerations confront policy makers as to which approach or principle will be put to use . With regards to the general health of the rivers , namely : Hutt , Greenough and Chapman in Western Australia , it is [banner_entry_middle]

apparent that the three are already in the verge of destruction , albeit , majority are still within the threshold of nature . Along this line however , many other factors are still under consideration . But first , evaluating the status of the rivers would guide our understanding in restoring them

Greenough River

The river is a strategically significant waterway in the mid west region of Australia . This is in terms of biodiversity , habitat provision cultural and aesthetic values , including recreational activities Greenough begins near the Yalgoo district , approximately 240 kilometers north east of Geraldton , Western Australia , and extends through a diverse landscape to the river mouth located at Cape Burney 10 kilometers south of Geraldton

The Greenough River has a large receiving basin that has been utilized for agriculture for in ancient times . But in an unlikely event , the Water and Rivers Commission (WRC ) in their 2001 study , cited the significant clearing of remaining vegetation in the catchments area of the river and degradation of the riparian zone along its banks from past and present land exploitation has resulted in declining water quality loss of biodiversity and habitat provision , poor bank stability , rising groundwater tables and sedimentation . The riparian environment next to natural waterway supposedly serves as a buffer zone to the surrounding territory

Chapman River

Like Greenough , the Chapman River is also a significant watercourse in the mid west region of Australia in terms of biodiversity , habitat provision , cultural and aesthetic values , including recreational activities . The Chapman River system originates near Yuna which is approximately 60 kilometers north east of Geraldton , Western Australia

An official study conducted by the Water and Rivers Commission (2001 showed that the health of Chapman River and its tributaries , marked from ranged of Very Poor to Very Good . Only few areas rated Very Good , while the Very Poor ratings are recorded all through the catchments

Hutt River

Hutt River passes through the area of Batavia , near Geraldton in mid west Australia and extends towards the Batavia coast , which serves as its catchment . Hutt River ‘s lagoon has been described in the Regional Coastal Strategy Plan , 1997 as the only significant coastal lagoon formation and may have a sediment supply relationship with the coastal areas to the north . It is also a primary site with potential for Land Based Marine Aquaculture in the Mid-West Region

Restoring the rivers

The least and the best option now is to recover what have been lost . As the principle of ecology… [banner_entry_footer]

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