Southern Upstart Bay DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD009
Bioregion: Brigalow Belt North
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1,2,3,5
Catchment: Upstart Bay

Location

Immediately south of Cape Upstart. The centre of the site is at 19 degrees 50' 34 S, 147 degrees 48' 49" S. 49' 48. E. It has a total length of c.40 kilometres and is up to c.8 kilometres wide, with its centre 56 kilometres south-east of Ayr.

Significance

Extensive low lying coastal plain area. Upstart Bay is considered to be an estuary of high fisheries value. Bunds constructed at the southern end of the swales that occur south of The Cape homestead increase the areas of freshwater available and isolate the lower lying areas from saltwater incursion.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Southern Upstart Bay in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Southern Upstart Bay

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