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Lake Eyre Basin Catchment Story

The catchment stories present a story using real maps that can be interrogated, zoomed in and moved to explore the area in more detail. They are used to take users through multiple maps, images and videos to provide engaging, in-depth information.

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is part of a series of catchment stories prepared for Queensland.

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Lake Eyre Basin Catchment Story – Acknowledgements

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Developed by the Queensland Wetlands Program in the Department of Environment and Science in partnership with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and the following local partners.

This resource should be cited as: Lake Eyre Basin Catchment Story v1.0 (2020), presentation, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland.

Images provided by: Queensland Museum, Jaensch Ornithology & Conservation, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Environment and Science

The Queensland Wetlands Program supports projects and activities that result in long-term benefits to the sustainable management, wise use and protection of wetlands in Queensland. The tools developed by the Program help wetlands landholders, managers and decision makers in government and industry.

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This map journal has been prepared with all due diligence and care, based on the best available information at the time of publication. The department holds no responsibility for any errors or omissions within the document. Any decisions made by other parties based on this document are solely the responsibility of those parties. Information contained in this document is from a number of sources and, as such, does not necessarily represent government or departmental policy.

Software used

ArcGIS for Desktop | ArcGIS Online | Story Map Journal| Story Map Series |

Some of the information used to put together this Map Journal can be viewed on the QLD Globe.

Queensland Globe allows you to view and explore Queensland spatial data and imagery. You can also download a cadastral SmartMap or purchase and download a current titles search.

More information about the layers used can be found here: Source Data Table

Other references

City of Gold Coast (2021) About water catchments. [webpage] Accessed 25 August 2021

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (2010) Australian Land Use Management Classification [webpage] Accessed 14 May 2019

Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation 2015, Lake Eyre Basin Springs Assessment Project: Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Mapping Report, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Brisbane.

Desert Channels Queensland (2004) Our country: Our community, A community information paper for the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin. Desert Channels Queensland, Longreach

EHP. 2016a. Aquatic Conservation Assessment using AquaBAMM for the riverine and non-riverine wetlands of the Lake Eyre and Bulloo Basins: Summary Report—Version 1.1. Brisbane: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Government.

Gillen, J.S. Vegetation and soil assessment of selected waterholes of the Diamantina and Warburton Rivers, South Australia, 2014-16. Report by Australian National University to the South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board, Pt Augusta.

I. A. White (2001) With Reference to the Channel Country: Review of Available Information, Department of Primary Industries

Marshall J. C, Sheldon F., Thoms M, Choy S (2006) The macroinvertebrate fauna of an Australian dryland river: spatial and temporal patterns and environmental relationships. Marine and Freshwater Research, 57, 61-74

Jaensch R (2009) Floodplain Wetlands and Waterbirds of the Channel Country. South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board.

Marshall, J.C., Clifford, S. and Choy, S. 2013. Hazards posed to riverine aquatic ecosystems in Lake Eyre Basin from future petroleum and gas mining activities. Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. Queensland Government, Brisbane.

McMahon T.A, Murphy R.E, Peel M.C., Costelle J.F, Chiew F.H.S. (2008) Understanding the surface hydrology of the Lake Eyre Basin: Part 2—Streamflow. Journal of Arid Environments, 72, 1869-1886.

Phelps D (2008) The importance of flooding to grazing in the channel country (Powerpoint slides) Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

Phelps D., Lynes B., Connelly P.T., Horrocks D.J., Fraser G.W., Jeffery M.R. (2007) Sustainable Grazing in the Channel Country Floodplains (phase 2). Meat and Livestock Australia Limited

Steward A. L., Schiller D., Tockner K., Marshall J. C., Bunn S.E. (2012) When the river runs dry: human and ecological values of dry riverbeds. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(4): 202-209

Wakelin-King, G.A., (2017) Geomorphology of the Diamantina River Catchment (SA). Report by Wakelin Associates to the South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board, Pt Augusta.

Wilson, P.R, and Taylor, P.M. (2012) Land Zones of Queensland. Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane

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Last updated: 25 August 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Lake Eyre Basin Catchment Story – Acknowledgements, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at:

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