The Food Forest

27.3.2013 | Earthworks save public path

bank erosion before
bank erosion after

Major erosion of the South bank of the Gawler River due to the redirection of the river by a massive log jam, has been repaired through a partnership between the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Gawler Council along with the magnificent skills of CAVCO Earthmovers.

A thousand tonnes of surplus earth from a nearby development site and local rock have stabilised the bank along which the Gawler-to-sea hike-bike trail is to run and prevented the liberation of massive silt loads into the river. The project also facilitates safe access for the revegetation of 400m of river bank.

bank erosion diagram