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Idalia lagoons - Idalia

Ross Creek And Ross River Catchment
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU801647
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Palustrine
Class/Subclass :Unconsolidated bottom/Mud
Dominance Type :Azolla sp.
Water Regime :Semi-permanently flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :Nymphaea gigantea, Urochloa mutica
Size :largest ~30m x >200m
Management Issues :Urban subdivision, weed invasion
Conservation Value :Medium-High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Ensure retention of lagoons and buffers as part of proposed subdivision.

  2. Avoid overt modification to lagoons (e.g. canalisation, dredging etc)

  3. Implement weed management plan and replanting program.


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