Pumpkin Point is located on the banks of the Karuah River. Boat wake wave action has eroded the mangrove-lined river banks and makes it difficult for vegetation to re-establish. The site was identified as an ideal location for rock fillet construction to alleviate erosion issues. Rock fillet construction was undertaken along a 200 metre section of the river. The rock fillets have protected the river bank from excessive erosion, created a stable environment for mangroves to re-establish and further stabilise the bank, and enhanced fish habitat for estuarine fish. Completed in 2010.
Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]
|Funding Body||NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support|