Minnamoolka Area DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD091
Bioregion: Einasleigh Uplands
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1,2,3
Catchment: Upper Burdekin

Location

The site is a large semi permanent swamp formed as the result of damming of drainage lines by a lava flow. The catchment is a locally draining system fed by a number of mostly unnamed minor streams arising in the surrounding uplands to the east, south and west. The swamp is drained by Leichhardt Creek which flows south into the Burdekin River. 18 degrees 11' 58" S, 145 degrees 06' 52" E; the site extends c. 5 km in a north-south direction and is c. 4 km wide at its widest, with its centre 58.5 km south of Mount Garnet.

Significance

The Minnamoolka area is one of the best examples of a large semi permanent swamp with a good water supply formed along the periphery of basalt country in the upper Burdekin catchment.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Minnamoolka Area in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Minnamoolka Area

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