Lower Cape River Wetlands
The condition of the lower Cape River is fairly typical of upper Burdekin rangelands catchments. Although permanent waterbodies are not common, there are a few significant permanent waterbodies in the lower reaches, particularly in the anabranches. These are in generally good condition. This sub-division has been the subject of significant NHT investment in riparian fencing and management. Part of the lower Cape River is inundated by Lake Dalrymple (Burdekin Falls Dam).
Lower Cape River Wetlands Condition Summary
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Lower Cape River||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Few||L||Large, sandy river|
|2||Anabranch lagoons||Riv/Pal||Permanent||Seasonal||Several||M||Large waterholes|
|3||Lake Dalrymple||Lac||Permanent||Seasonal||One||VH||Large turbid impoundment, DOIW|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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