In December 2010 an extreme tropical storm resulted in widespread flooding at Carnarvon and across the catchment. Another two flood events followed during the summer of 2010–11
The rationale for this assessment is to provide illustrative evidence on the role that perennial vegetation groundcover management has in influencing the risk of flooding and soil loss in the catchment. It may be possible that the impact of flooding associated with extreme storm events can be reduced. This report focuses on catchment condition and is not a review of the pastoral industry’s economic viability.
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Gascoyne River, flooding, erosion, soil, vegetation
Waddell, P A, Thomas, P W, and Findlater, P A. (2012), A report on the Gascoyne River catchment following the 2010/11 flood events. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 382.
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