Basalt River Wetlands

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The Basalt River contains numerous large permanent waterholes, maintained by discharge from the basalt aquifers of the area. These waterholes are deep and clear, with relatively high conductivity. They are generally in good condition and have the advantage of large water volumes (dilution) to make them more resistant to disturbance. Stockyard Creek, in contrast, is a largely dry sandy creek.

Basalt River Wetlands 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 Basalt River & tribs Riv Permanent Seasonal Many L Basalt spring-fed river, many clear, deep waterholes
2 Stockyard Ck Riv Unknown Ephemeral Zero-few VL Dry sandy creek

No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 2 2 2 2 2 3
2 2 2 2 2 5 3


Related information

Location of Basalt River Wetlands
Location of Basalt River Wetlands

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