Campaspe River Wetlands

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The condition of the Campaspe River sub-division is fairly typical of upper Burdekin rangelands. Although permanent waterbodies are not common, there are a number of significant ones present in several tributaries. Lake Powlathanga is a large, clear, macrophyte-filled, near-perennial lake of regional significance. This sub-division has been the subject of significant NHT investment in riparian fencing and management.

Campaspe River Wetlands 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 Lake Powlathanga Lac Permanent Seasonal One H Large permanent lake
2 Upper Campaspe trib. Riv Permanent Ephemeral Few VL Dry river
3 Campaspe River Riv Permanent Seasonal Few VL Dry river with some permanent waterholes
4 Wambiana Lagoon Lac Permanent Seasonal One VH Permanent, large, off-channel lagoon
5 Red Hill Swamp Pal Ephemeral Seasonal Zero L Vegetated seasonal swamp
6 Broadly Ck Riv Semi Perm Seasonal One VL Dry river
7 Seventy Mile Range streams Riv Ephemeral Ephemeral Unknown VL Dry ephemeral creeks

No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 2 2 2 2 2 1
2 2 2 2 2 5 2
3 2 2 2 2 4 1
4 2 2 2 2 2 1
5 2 2 2 2 2 3
6 2 2 2 2 4 2
7 2 2 2 2 5 3


Related information

Location of Campaspe River Wetlands
Location of Campaspe River Wetlands

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