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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Ross River - below Rooney's Bridge

Ross Creek And Ross River Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU810672
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Riverine/Tidal
Class/Subclass :1. Streambed/Mud 2.Emergent/persistent
Dominance Type :1. Avicennia marina 2. Sporobolus virginicus
Water Regime :1. Regularly flooded 2. Temporarily flooded
Water Chemistry :Mixohaline
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :1. Bruguiera sp. 2. Halosarcia indica
Size :channel up to ~ >80m
Management Issues :Urban/industrial encroachment, stormwater inputs and other contaminants, fishing pressure, unrestricted access, boat moorings.
Conservation Value :Medium-High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Develop a management plan for tidal waters of the Ross River.

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

  3. Rehabilitate adjacent degraded areas to enhance community involvement in river management and to improve the aesthetics of the city s major waterway

  4. Investigate reservation/conservation of remnant mangrove and saltmarsh areas, particularly in relation to the south bank and associated areas.


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