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Ross River - Aplins Weir to Rooney's bridge

Ross Creek And Ross River Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU788658
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Riverine/Tidal
Class/Subclass :Unconsolidated Bottom/Mud
Dominance Type :Sporobolus virginicus
Water Regime :Regularly flooded
Water Chemistry :Mixohaline
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :Avicennia marina, Halosarcia indica, Pseudoraphis spinescens
Size :channel ~ <40m; including levees ~ >100m
Management Issues :Pollution, urbanisation, riverbank stabilisation
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Investigate reservation/conservation of remnant mangrove and saltmarsh areas.

  2. Conduct regular site assessments of the Bicentennial Park area to determine extent and impact of leachates and other pollution (e.g. exposed garbage) on the adjacent aquatic environment.

  3. Implement rehabilitation works (structural) for the Bicentennial Park area to reduce contaminant loadings, bank erosion and river siltation.

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


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