WIT Press


The Development Of Vessel Wave Wake Criteria For The Noosa And Brisbane Rivers In Southeast Queensland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040061

Volume

68

Pages

15

Published

2004

Size

408 kb

Author(s)

G. Macfarlane & G. Cox

Abstract

Several rivers in Queensland, Australia, are experiencing bank erosion problems. Public concern compelled the relevant authorities to commission a series of inter-related studies to determine the extent of the erosion, its probable causes and a means of quantifying the erosion potential of vessel wash. Sections of the Noosa River are in pristine condition, suffering little or no anthropogenic impact. However, one reach of the river is used by recreational and small commercial vessels as a transit route between two large lakes and is often traversed at high speed. The Brisbane River is also used for recreational boating, but the river has undergone significant change since European settlement almost 200 years ago. The Australian Maritime College (AMC) conducted field tests to measure

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