Keelbottom Creek Wetlands
This creek arises in the rainforest-covered mountains of the Paluma Range, thus providing it with regular wet season flushes of good quality water. The creek system contains a wide variety of habitats as it progresses from rainforest through gorges to savanna rangelands. Most of the upper catchment is either within pristine rainforest or a military training area, enabling a generally good condition to be maintained, although riparian weeds are common in the lower reaches. The water quality and habitat characteristics of this river have been reasonably well studied.
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Upper Keelbottom||Riv||Permanent||Semi Perm||Many||VH||High slope rainforest stream, rocky, part NP|
|2||Lower Keelbottom||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Many||M||Wide sandy lowland river with large waterholes|
|3||Speed Creek||Riv||Intermittent||Ephemeral||Few||VL||Minor springs|
|4||Lower Keelbottom trib.||Riv||Intermittent||Ephemeral||Few||VL||Sandy creekbeds|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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