Oroua Silt Relocation
Client: Horizons Regional Council
Project Manager: Rob Smith
Job No: 9915
Site Supervisor: Ross Guyton
Key features of the work and/or statistics:
- 10,000m³ of Silt Relocated from Riverbend to designated fill area on Agresearch Farm
Key equipment used:
- 20t Excavator
- A30 Dumpers
Brief description of the work:
As part of Horizons Regional Councils on going river maintenance of the Oroua River, two inside bends located on Agresearch’s farm were designated to have silt removed to allow the river more room and prevent erosion of the outside of the bends.
Up to 10,000 m³ was allocated for removal, approximately 5,000 m³ from each bend.
A nearby paddock on Agresearch’s farm was the designated fill area, which was raised approximately 1.5 m with the fill.
Vegetation growing in the river channel and a gravel beach was also removed.