Poison Lake DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD092
Bioregion: Einasleigh Uplands
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1
Catchment: Upper Burdekin

Location

The site is a large seasonal lake formed in a closed depression on a Tertiary lateritic surface. The catchment is an internally drained local system. 18 degrees 50' 30" S, 145 degrees 05' 10" E; the site extends c. 5 km in a north-south direction and is c. 3 km wide at its widest, with its centre c. 15 km north northwest of Greenvale.

Significance

It is a good example of a wetland formed in a closed depression on a Tertiary lateritic surface in the upper Burdekin catchment. It is the largest example of its type.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Poison Lake in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Poison Lake

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