Upper Burdekin River Wetlands

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This sub-division includes an inland floodplain of the Burdekin River at the Valley of Lagoons, several large off-channel lakes, and a major basalt feature with numerous springs emanating from many locations that drives permanent flow and clearwater waterholes in many creeks. This creates not only many significant waterbodies but a wide variety of wetland types. Condition of all waterbodies is generally considered to be relatively good and several of the wetland habitats here are listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands.


UPPER BURDEKIN RIVER WETLAND 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 Black Burdekin R Lac Unknown Seasonal Few? Unknown Headwater stream
2 Upper Burdekin R Riv Permanent Seasonal Few L-M Sandy river
3 Burdekin River Riv Permanent Permanent Many VH Large sandy river with perennial flow
4 Pelican Lakes Pal Unknown Seasonal Several H Uncertain – off-channel waterbodies
5 Wairuna Lake Pal Semi-perm Seasonal One M Large shallow lake, DOIW
6 Lamonds Lagoon Riv Permanent Seasonal One H Large off-channel lagoon
7 Lake Lucy Pal/Lac Semi-perm Seasonal Few M Large shallow ephemeral lakes, DOIW
8 Valley of Lagoons Pal/Lac Permanent Seasonal Several H Series of deep lagoons, DOIW
9 Reedy Brook Ck Riv Permanent Permanent Several H Perennial basalt spring-fed streams, DOIW
10 Expedition Creek FP Unknown Seasonal Several? M? Basalt spring-fed stream
11 Glenlofty Creek Pal Permanent Permanent? Several? M? Basalt spring-fed stream
12 Glendhu Creek Riv Permanent Seasonal Several? M? Basalt spring-fed stream
13 Anthill Creek Riv Permanent? Seasonal Few? M? Basalt spring-fed stream
14 Walters Plains Lk Lac Semi-perm Seasonal One M? Large shallow lake, DOIW
15 Leichhardt Creek Pal Unknown Seasonal Several? M? Basalt-spring-fed stream
16 Minnamoolka Lac Semi-perm Seasonal One M? Large shallow lake, DOIW
17 Native Wells Swamp Lac Semi-perm Seasonal One L? Large shallow lake
No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 2 2 2 2 4 4
2 2 2 2 2 4 3
3 2 2 2 2 3 3
4 2 2 2 2 2 3
5 2 2 2 2 3 2
6 2 2 2 2 2 3
7 2 2 2 2 3 2
8 2 2 2 2 1 3
9 2 2 2 2 1 3
10 2 2 2 2 3 3
11 2 2 2 2 2 3
12 2 2 2 2 3 3
13 2 2 2 2 3 4
14 2 2 2 2 2 3
15 2 2 2 2 3 3
16 2 2 2 2 2 2
17 2 2 2 2 3 2

References

Related information

Location of Upper Burdekin River Wetlands
Location of Upper Burdekin River Wetlands

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