Pelican Creek Wetlands
Pelican Creek is a seasonal creek system that contains several permanent waterholes. Riparian condition is reasonable, but the water quality is potentially subject to impacts from the upstream coal mine and associated infrastructure. Strathmore Creek is naturally dry but runs for many kilometres with seepage from the coal mine tailings dam. Thus this system has a greater departure from natural conditions than most other creeks in the area and in the Burdekin rangelands.
Pelican Creek Wetlands Condition Summary
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Pelican Creek||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Few||VL||Mining affected creek|
|2||Strathmore Creek||FP?||Permanent||Semi-perm||Many||M||Regular flow in upper reaches due to mine tailings dam leakage|
|3||Flagstone Creek||Riv||Semi-perm||Seasonal||Zero-few||VL||Dry creek??|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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