Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek Aggregation DOIW
A 15 kilometre section of the Bowen River with a central point at 20 degrees 35' 25 S, 147 degrees 36' 39 E. Approximately 27 kilometres west of Collinsville.
This site provides outstanding representative examples of a range of riverine wetlands. The Bowen River is one of the Burdekin River's major tributaries. It enters the Burdekin in its lower reaches and therefore must play an important role in maintaining water quality in the lower Burdekin. It is estimated to provide 14 percent of the Burdekin's flow at Clare. The large permanent waterhole is likely to be of importance as a drought refuge. Eight species of conservation significance have been recorded on the site. Of these two are listed as vulnerable in state and/or federal legislation.
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