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Ross River-Alligator Ck Mangroves

South Bank Coast And Associated Wetlands
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU895640
Wetland Type Classification :Complex continuous wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :1. Marine/Intertidal 2. Estuarine/Intertidal
Class/Subclass :1. Scrub-shrub wetland/Evergreen 2. Emergent/Persistent
Dominance Type :1. Avicennia marina 2. Halosarcia sp.
Water Regime :Regularly flooded
Water Chemistry :1. Euhaline 2. Mixohaline
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :1. Rhizophora sp. Bruguiera sp. 2. Halosarcia indica, Sporobolous virginicus
Size :up to ~ >100m from landward edge
Management Issues :Sewerage disposal, industrial development, land tenure, urban development.
Conservation Value :Very High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Establish management plan in conjunction with stakeholders (e.g. DoE, landholders)

  2. Ensure any further industrial or rural-residential development does not impact on area (e.g. suitable buffer distances, adequate wastewater treatment, etc)

  3. Investigate reservation/conservation of area between Sandfly Creek and Alligator Creek.

  4. Seek information from DNR which determine fish populations and sustainable harvest levels - and promote sustainable fishing in the area.


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