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Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Wet season (Jan-Apr) Average temperature (22°) Temperature varies along a north south gradient Evaporation exceeds rainfall Width of riparian zone (42m) Small, medium trees Grasses Low relief ratio Phosphorus limiting Percentage of water which is base flow (9%) Annual spate duration (1 month) Annual no-flow duration (4 months) Granite Sandstone Medium macroinvertebrate richness Low turbidity Large woody debris cover (17%) Submerged and emergent macrophyte growth forms dominant Concave bank shape category Convex bank shape category Dominant bank slope (10°-80°) Fauna

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The Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province (FBP) is largely formed by the Burdekin and Fitzroy drainage basins to the west. Coastal drainage basins to the east include the Ross, Haughton, Don, Proserpine, O’Connell, Pioneer, Plane, Styx, Shoalwater, Waterpark, Curtis Island, Calliope, and Boyne. The FBP incorporates the Central Queensland Coast, Brigalow Belt, Desert Uplands and Einasleigh Uplands vegetation bioregions, and a very small portion of the South Eastern Queensland vegetation bioregion.

Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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