10066: From drain to living stream – Katanning Creek
Katanning Creek flows through the centre of the Katanning town site.
It is a naturally occurring waterway, but has been heavily modified through deepening and cementing of the channel walls. Frogs and turtles are known to live in the creek. However, there is minimal habitat, and litter is a major problem.
There is no capacity for nutrients to be stripped from the creek so these flow on into downstream water bodies.
The Shire of Katanning and the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee have a long-term aim to rehabilitate the entire length of the creek through the town.
With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will assist the shire, the Katanning LCDC and volunteers to work together to restore natural banks, improve flow, and revegetate and enhance the waterway.
The result will be a natural living stream, balancing ecological values with good water management, and contributing directly to the restoration of Lake Ewlyamartup (a downstream water body).
The project will tackle the first section of creek (the most heavily modified and in a high public access area), stretching for 450 m between Clive and Park streets.
|Investment:||$ 36 050|
|Delivery organisation:||Katanning Land Conservation District Committee|
|Project duration:||July 2011 - December 2012|
|Location:||Katanning Creek, between Clive Street and Park–Conroy, Katanning|