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Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province – Water quality

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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Turbidity within the FBP is generally low (mean 12, median 4).  The range of turbidity values is comparable to the Wet Tropics, a FBP with extremely low turbidity. 

Information about primary productivity and light climate

Information about methods

Mean SE Maximum Minimum Median
Turbidity (NTU)

Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Central Freshwater Biogeographic Province – Water quality, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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