Catchment area

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The Burdekin Dry Tropics present quite a challenge in terms of delivering resource condition outcomes over such a large geographic area. The Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research was commissioned by NQ Dry Tropics to undertake a number of activities related to water quality through the region. To complete this task ACTFR aggregated catchments into 52 manageable subcatchments. These subcatchments have been adopted by NQ Dry Tropics as a means of prioritizing on-ground actions and monitoring projects across the region.

The following table shows the 52 subcatchments with their approximate area in square kilometres.

52 Sub catchments of the Burdekin Dry Tropics

Catchment ID NAME AREA
1 Allingham Creek 1093
2 Basalt River 2862
3 Burdekin River (Dam) 3904
4 Burdekin River (Blue Range) 2723
5 Camel Creek 1579
6 Clarke River 6473
7 Douglas Creek 1228
8 Dry River 2024
9 Fanning River 1107
10 Gray Creek 1696
11 Hann Creek 1840
12 Keelbottom Creek 1642
13 Kirk River 1355
14 Lolworth Creek 3481
15 Running River 1105
16 Star River 1993
17 Upper Burdekin River 4482
18 Campaspe River 6743
19 Cape River 9136
20 Lower Cape River 2651
21 Rollston River 1448
22 Belyando Floodplain 2029
23 Carmichael River 7508
24 Fox Creek 3205
25 Mistake Creek 5869
26 Native Companion Creek 5480
27 Sandy Creek 3187
28 Upper Belyando River 5831
29 Diamond Creek 2136
30 Logan Creek 4033
31 Lower Suttor River 2687
32 Rosetta Creek 2439
33 Sellheim River 1398
34 Upper Suttor River 5154
35 Bogie River 2380
36 Bowen River 1137
37 Broken River 2286
38 Glenmore Creek 1608
39 Little Bowen River 1471
40 Pelican Creek 1480
41 Rosella Creek 1473
42 Barratta Creek 1167
43 Burdekin Delta 1130
44 Burdekin River (below Dam) 1467
45 Haughton River 2324
46 Landers Creek 1066
47 Stones Creek 774
48 Upstart Bay Catchments 1183
49 Abbot Bay Catchment 1188
50 Don River 1207
51/52 Black River 1387
51/52 Ross River 1250
51/52 Townsville Catchments 2645

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