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Monitoring roads sediment depositions

These monitoring sites currently allow only photo monitoring and measuring the depth of sand accumulated at the base of the posts

These monitoring sites currently allow only photo monitoring and measuring the depth of sand accumulated at the base of the posts

John Sinclair – Fraser Island Defenders Organisation
FIDO initiated another monitoring project in November to assess the volume and impact of sediment movement resulting from road movement on Fraser Island. This project that has

been undertaken with support of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has so far established 10 monitoring sites.

Two of these are Yidney Lake that has suffered and been almost obliterated by the huge volume of sediment that has flowed into it, two are measuring sediment filling the swale behind Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora)’s  lunette and there are five along the roads between Central Station and Eurong.

The FIDO expects to install further monitoring data points and to refine the monitoring techniques over coming years to provide more accurate data that may assist in management decisions about Fraser Island.

A full description of the project can be found on FIDO’s web site. Click Here