Catchment stories combine the components and processes of catchments to build a story of how the catchment works.
To effectively manage a catchment it is important to have a collective understanding of how the catchment works. Catchment stories provide a mechanism for integrating spatial information, photographs and animations with an informative narrative to demonstrate the features of the catchment.
The information in the ‘catchment stories’ was compiled with experts using the ‘walking the landscape’ process, where experts systematically worked through a catchment in a facilitated workshop, to incorporate diverse knowledge on the landscape.
The stories describe the location, extent and values of the catchments as well as demonstrate the key features which influence water flow, including geology, topography, rainfall and run-off, natural features, human modifications and land uses.
The Pumicestone catchment animation was developed using the Walking the Landscape process but was presented in a video format and also provides a picture of water movement within the catchment.
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Cooper Creek Catchment Story (Lake Eyre Basin)
Diamantina Catchment Story (Lake Eyre Basin)
Endeavour Catchment Story
Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments
Georgina Catchment Story (Lake Eyre Basin)
Great Sandy Strait Catchment (Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments)
Jeannie Catchment Story
K'gari Catchment - Fraser Island (Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments)
Lake Eyre Basin
Lower Brisbane Catchment
Lower Burdekin Catchment
Lower Fitzroy Catchment
Magnetic Island Catchment
Mainland Coastal Catchments (Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments)
Maroochy and Mooloolah Catchments
Mary Catchment (Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments)
Northern Gold Coast Catchment
Southern Gold Coast Catchment
Susan Catchment (Great Sandy Strait and Surrounding Catchments)
Upper Brisbane Catchment
Water Park Catchment
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority
This catchment story was developed in conjunction with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority's Burnett Catchment Flood Resilience Strategy.
Terrain (Wet Tropics) Natural Resource Management Group
Cairns Urban Area
Last updated: 2 February 2023
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2023) Catchment stories, WetlandInfo website, accessed 27 October 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/processes-systems/water/catchment-stories/