Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD205
Bioregion: Brigalow Belt North
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1,2,3,5
Catchment: Bowen, Lower Burdekin

Location

The site consists of the junction of the Burdekin and Bowen rivers and segments of those rivers, including the impoundment behind Blue Valley Weir on the Burdekin. The junction, which is near the centre of the site is located at 20 degrees 23' 47" S, 147 degrees 20' 47" E; it is about 90 kilometres south of Ayr.

Significance

The site provides an outstanding example of a large tropical river emerging from a valley incised into a mountain range onto its terminal floodplain. The site and its surrounds constitute the largest and least impacted natural area remaining on the lower Burdekin.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation

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