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Ross River - Gleesons Weir to Aplins Weir

Ross Creek And Ross River Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU741642
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Riverine/Lower Perennial
Class/Subclass :Unconsolidated Bottom/Mud
Dominance Type :Eichhornia crassipes
Water Regime :Permanently flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Special Modifiers :Dyked/Impounded
Associated Vegetation :Urochloa mutica, Utricularia gibba?, Hydrilla verticillata, Nymphaea gigantea
Size :channel ~ <50m
Management Issues :Urbanisation, weeds, stormwater
Conservation Value :Medium-High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Maintain riparian zones (i.e. do not allow further development to river edge)

  2. Implement rehabilitation programs (e.g. reinstatement of riparian vegetation) and support complimentary community initiatives.

  3. Identify significant contaminant input sources and install pollution mitigation devices.

  4. Implement water quality monitoring program for the river.


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