Fanning River Wetlands
This river has two main arms arising within the Herveys Range, west of Townsville, then falling through a gorge before flattening out in savanna rangelands. The west arm within and above the gorge contains a number of permanent waterholes, though the presence of water in the lower half of the river is limited. The upper portions of the river are within a military training area, thus limiting their land use and condition there is generally considered to be good. Water quality characteristics of this river have been reasonably well studied.
Fanning River Wetlands Condition Summary
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Upper west branch||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Few||L||Mountain creeks|
|2||East branch||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Few||L||Mountain creeks|
|3||Gorge country||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Several||M||Mountain and gorge creeks|
|4||Lower Fanning river||Riv||Semi perm||Seasonal||Few||VL||Largely dry, sandy river|
|5||Fanning river trib.||Riv||Semi perm||Ephemeral||Zero-few||VL||Largely dry, sandy creeks|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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