Lower Cape River Wetlands

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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

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 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
1 2 2 2 2 3 2
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 5 3 5 3 2 1


Related information

Location of Lower Cape River Wetlands
Location of Lower Cape River Wetlands

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