Burdekin Water Quality Improvement Plan
The Burdekin Water Quality Improvement Plan aims to reduce the sediment and agricultural chemicals going into creeks, rivers and the ocean.
The Plan is detailed in a comprehensive book for landholders and stakeholders interested in water quality in the Burdekin. It looks at the current condition of the region’s 48 sub-catchments and the best management practices for grazing and sugar lands within these.
It also lists targets and priorities such as by 2018, 80% of sugar land has best practice herbicide management.
Accompanying the Burdekin Water Quality Improvement Plan is an Atlas, the Burdekin Water Quality Improvement Plan Catchment Atlas. It details the six basins and 48 sub-catchments within the dry tropics region and helps landholders find their place within them.
The Catchment Atlas summarises the condition of basins and sub-catchments, their values, soil losses, ground cover and soil erosion. It’s useful for landholders and stakeholders interested in water quality. The files to the right of this page allow you to access segments of the Catchment Atlas that are relevant to you.