Basalt River Wetlands
The Basalt River contains numerous large permanent waterholes, maintained by discharge from the basalt aquifers of the area. These waterholes are deep and clear, with relatively high conductivity. They are generally in good condition and have the advantage of large water volumes (dilution) to make them more resistant to disturbance. Stockyard Creek, in contrast, is a largely dry sandy creek.
Basalt River Wetlands Condition Summary
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Basalt River & tribs||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Many||L||Basalt spring-fed river, many clear, deep waterholes|
|2||Stockyard Ck||Riv||Unknown||Ephemeral||Zero-few||VL||Dry sandy creek|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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