Pelican Creek Wetlands

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Pelican Creek is a seasonal creek system that contains several permanent waterholes. Riparian condition is reasonable, but the water quality is potentially subject to impacts from the upstream coal mine and associated infrastructure. Strathmore Creek is naturally dry but runs for many kilometres with seepage from the coal mine tailings dam. Thus this system has a greater departure from natural conditions than most other creeks in the area and in the Burdekin rangelands.

Pelican Creek 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 Pelican Creek Riv Permanent Seasonal Few VL Mining affected creek
2 Strathmore Creek FP? Permanent Semi-perm Many M Regular flow in upper reaches due to mine tailings dam leakage
3 Flagstone Creek Riv Semi-perm Seasonal Zero-few VL Dry creek??
No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 4 3 3 3 3 2
2 4 2 4 2 4 3
3 2 2 2 2 5 4

References

Related information

Location of Pelican Creek Wetlands
Location of Pelican Creek Wetlands

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