Star River Wetlands
This river 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 downstream from rainforest through 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.
STAR RIVER WETLAND CONDITION SUMMARY
|ID No.||Name||Type||Permanency of inundation||Flushing frequency / flow||No of water bodies||Prop of water bodies||Description|
|1||Star river headwaters||Riv||Permanent||Semi-perm||Many||H||Rainforest mountain headwaters, NP|
|2||Lake Dalrymple||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Several||M||Sloping sandy river|
|3||Little Star headwaters||Riv||Permanent||Semi-perm||Several||M||Rainforest mountain headwaters, NP|
|4||Little Star river||Riv||Permanent||Seasonal||Several||L||Sloping sandy river|
|5||Star River lower trib.||Riv||Semi-perm||Seasonal||Several||VL||Mostly dry creeks|
|No.||Water Quality||Aquatic habitat||Values||Degree of confidence|
|Departure from natural||Functionality||Departure from natural||Functionality|
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