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Clarence River Palmers Island - Bank Erosion Study

Erosion at Palmers Island Village has been occurring over a long period and is the natural outcome of river migration on the valley floodplain. Since the 1940's the extent of erosion has been up to 35 m in places. Rock armouring of the village foreshore has reduced the rate of erosion. However, it has also redirected the force of the river causing the bed to deepen and the banks to become steeper, thus increasing the potential for slip failures of the bank. At present the bank is fairly stable under small flows and normal tidal action, however in times of flood when high velocities act against the outside of the bend, parts of the bank could collapse endangering lives and property. Erosion of this section of the Clarence River will continue until the river achieves a more stable configuration.

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Title Clarence River Palmers Island - Bank Erosion Study
Publication Date 1 January 1982
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Clarence Valley Council
Author/ Prepared by PWD
Publish date 10 July 2020
Update date 10 July 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 11 July 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 11 July 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 08f5142b-6f7d-484a-867c-26691f7d2c75