To manage sediment and nutrient inputs to rivers we need to identify which of the erosion processes are most important in different parts of the catchment. This project sought to do this and so increase our understanding of how current land-uses impact the river systems in two north Australian river catchments.
Caitcheon, G. G., Olley, J., Pantus, F., Hancock, G., & Leslie, C. (2012). The dominant erosion processes supplying fine sediment to three major rivers in tropical Australia, the Daly (NT), Mitchell (Qld) and Flinders (Qld) Rivers. Geomorphology, 151-152, 188–195.
Rustomji, P., Shellberg, J., Brooks, A., Spencer, J., & Caitcheon, G. 2010. A catchment sediment and nutrient budget for the Mitchell River Queensland. A report to the Tropical River and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) research program, 1–119.
This project was led by scientists at CSIRO Land and Water in Canberra. They worked with other scientists from Charles Darwin University in Darwin. There was also strong links with other scientists doing related work in TRaCK (e.g. in the bedload transport project and the water budgets project).
Gary Caitcheon from CSIRO Land and Water was the project leader.