Star River Wetlands

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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.


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 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
1 1 1 1 1 2 2
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 1 1 1 1 2 2
4 2 2 2 2 2 2
5 2 2 2 2 4 3

Star River


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