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Habitat Location .. detailed information
McDonald's dams - Barringha

Ross Creek And Ross River Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU848387
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Palustrine
Class/Subclass :Emergent/Non-persistent
Dominance Type :Eleocharis dulcis
Water Regime :Semi-permanently flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Special Modifiers :Dyked/Impounded
Associated Vegetation :Nymphaea gigantea, Paspalum distichum, Ottelia ovalifolia, Ludwigia peploides
Size :largest dam ~ >1km x 500m, several smaller @ 500m x 500m
Management Issues :Grazing, weeds
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Investigate protection of natural values with landholder.

  2. Assist landholder with noxious weed control.

  3. Undertake hydrological study of catchment to better determine yields and impact of levees and dams.


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