Veticon | Karalee Powerline Pylon
Australia Vetiver grass design experts for erosion & sediment control, wastewater treatment & disposal, and soil & water rehabilitation.
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Karalee Powerline Pylon

  • Errosion Control

About This Project

 

KARALEE POWERLINE PYLON

 

THE ISSUE

During the devastating floods in early 2011, where the Brisbane River broke its bank in several locations, the foundation of a power line pylon was severely damaged at Karalee. Following repairs with boulders, the site needed urgent protection against future flood erosion.

 

THE VETIVER SOLUTION

Using the design developed by Veticon Consulting, Vetiver soil bioengineering technology was applied to protect the site against erosion. Vetiver System hedgerows were designed to address the needs to protect against future high velocity water flows and severe flooding from the Brisbane River.

 

THE RESULT

Through the application of Vetiver hedgerows, the batters were fully stabilised after 2 summer growth periods. The Vetiver served to fortify and reinforce the soil shear strength, which ensured long-term protection, including against several successive floods over the following years.

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INFRASTRUCTURE