go to City of Townsville go to City of Thuringowa go to Burdekin Shire go to Hinchinbrook Shire go to Cardwell Shire
Tropical North Queensland
Natural Assets Database back to Natural Assets home

Habitat Location .. detailed information
Alligator Creek - below highway to above weir

Alligator Creek Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU965581
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Riverine/Lower Perennial
Class/Subclass :Unconsolidated Bottom/Mud
Dominance Type :Melaleuca leucadendra
Water Regime :Permanently flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Special Modifiers :Impounded
Associated Vegetation :Salvinia molesta, Pistia stratiodes, Ceratophyllum demersum
Size :lagoon ~ 40m x >500m
Management Issues :Fish habitat, riparian vegetation, aquatic weeds
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Consult weed research staff re: biological control agents.

  2. Investigate protection of natural values with landholder.

  3. Establish water quality monitoring program for catchment.


      Sponsored by Townsville City Council
      and Townsville Enterprise