Lower Suttor River Wetlands

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This sub-division is better known than most of the Belyando-Suttor system but is still poorly known ecologically. It contains many large deep, persistently and highly turbid waterholes, including numerous channels and off-channel waterbodies. Condition is not well known, though some areas suffer the effects of overgrazing. Part of the lower river is inundated by Lake Dalrymple (Burdekin Falls Dam).

Lower Suttor 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 Lake Dalrymple Lac Permanent Permanent One VH Large turbid impoundment, DOIW
2 Lower Suttor River Riv Permanent Semi-perm Several M Multiple channel inland floodplain fiver
3 Longweed Lagoon Pal Permanent Permanent One H Large off-channel lake
4 Lower Suttor tribs Riv Unknown Unknown Unknown L-VL uncertain
No. Water Quality Aquatic habitat Values Degree of confidence
Departure from natural Functionality Departure from natural Functionality
1 5 3 5 3 3 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 2 2 2 2 2 2
4 2 2 2 2 4 4


Related information

Location of Lower Suttor River Wetlands
Location of Lower Suttor River Wetlands

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