Burdekin River Dam Wetlands

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Much of this sub-division is inundated by Charters Towers Weir and Lake Dalrymple, formed by construction of the Burdekin Falls Dam, thus making it highly modified from natural. The Burdekin River between these two waterbodies has low but almost perennial clear water flow and its condition is typical for the upper Burdekin River. The tributaries of this sub-division are ephemeral creeks without permanent waterholes.

Burdekin River Dam 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 Burdekin River Riv Permanent Permanent Many VH Large, perennial river
2 Charters Towers weir Lac Permanent Permanent One VH Weir impoundment
3 Arthur Ck Riv Ephemeral Ephemeral Zero VL Dry, ephemeral tributary
4 Broughton River Riv Ephemeral Ephemeral Zero VL Dry, ephemeral tributary
5 Seventy Mile Range Creeks Riv Ephemeral Ephemeral Unknown VL Dry, ephemeral creeks
6 Lake Dalrymple Lac Permanent Permanent One VH Large, turbid impoundment, DOIW


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 5 3
4 2 2 2 2 5 3
5 2 2 2 2 5 3
6 5 3 5 3 2 1

References

Related information

Location of Burdekin River Dam Wetlands
Location of Burdekin River Dam Wetlands

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