Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD207
Bioregion: Brigalow Belt North,Einasleigh Uplands
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1,3
Catchment: Upper Burdekin

Location

Springs emerging on the lower slopes of the eastern side of the Tableland about 85 kilometres south-east of Charters Towers. Two springs have been mapped and described these are located at 20 degrees 29' 08" S, 146 degrees 15' 23" E. (Iron Pot Spring) and at 20 degrees 32' 42" S, 146 degrees 55' 47" E. (Turkey Mound Spring). There are at least two other springs of significance to the north and south of these, but these are too poorly known to be mapped or described.

Significance

The springs provide an excellent example of internal drainage becoming external on the edge of a porous elevated sand mass. Their small size and proximity to the Burdekin River make the sites unlikely to be of significance as a drought refuge for larger vertebrates. However the springs and, particularly the incised channel of Fern Creek may be of considerable local importance as a refuge for smaller animals. The springs would make a minor contribution (particularly of dissolved salts) to the quality of water in the Burdekin Dam.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation

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