Valley of Lagoons DOIW

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Description

Reference: QLD095
Bioregion: Einasleigh Uplands
Criteria for inclusion in Directory: 1,2,3,6
Catchment: Upper Burdekin

Location

The site is a complex continuous aggregation of spring fed, permanent and seasonal wetlands at the headwaters of the Burdekin River. It is formed largely by the damming up of drainage lines against a basalt flow. The catchment is part of the primary catchment of the Burdekin River. 18 degrees 39' 53" S, 145 degrees 04' 27" E; the site extends c. 19 km in a northeast-southwest direction and is c. 6 km across at its widest point, with its centre c. 35 km north northeast of Greenvale.

Significance

The aggregation is a large, unique and biologically rich wetland. It constitutes an outstanding geological phenomenon with high aesthetic value. It is a particularly good example of a wetland complex in the headwaters of the Burdekin River. The site provides a diversity of habitats for waterbirds, a dry season refuge, and is on a migration route to the southwest of Cape York Peninsula.

References

Related information

Map of Directory listed Valley of Lagoons in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Map of Directory listed Valley of Lagoons

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