Bowen River Wetlands

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This is one of the major tributaries of the Burdekin catchment, with several major waterholes and clear water flowing for most of the year in most years, providing very significant aquatic habitat. Condition is generally typical of the Burdekin rangelands, but ground cover has been poor in recent dry years, bank erosion is significant in the middle reaches and weeds are an ongoing riparian management issue. The sub-division includes the Bowen River Weir near Collinsville, providing a large, non-flowing deepwater habitat.

Bowen River Wetlands Condition Summary

Sources of data and definitions

ID No. Name Type Permanency of inundation Flushing frequency / flow No of water bodies Prop of water bodies Description
1 Bowen River above weir pool Riv Permanent Semi-perm Few H Sandy river, clear water, commonly flowing waterholes
2 Collinsville weir pool Lac Permanent Semi-perm One VH Clear, weir pool
3 Bowen River Riv Permanent Semi-perm Many H Sandy river, clear water, commonly flowing


No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 2 2 2 2 2 2
2 3 3 3 3 2 2
3 2 2 2 2 2 2

References

Related information

Location of Bowen River Wetlands
Location of Bowen River Wetlands

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