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South-East Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Wet season (Jan-Apr) Average temperature (19°) Temperature varies along a NE-SW gradient Evaporation exceeds rainfall Width of riparian zone (27m) Small, medium trees Grasses Relief ratio variable Relief ratio variable Percentage of water which is base flow (12%) Annual spate duration (1 month) Annual no-flow duration (3 months) Sand Metamorphic rock High macroinvertebrate richness Low turbidity Large woody debris cover (13%) Submerged and emergent macrophyte growth forms dominant Concave bank shape category Convex bank shape category Dominant bank slope (10°-80°) Fauna Specific example – Life cycle of Tandanus

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The South-East Freshwater Biogeographic Province (FBP) consists of the Baffle, Kolan, Burnett, Burrum, Mary, Pine, Brisbane, Logan-Albert and South Coast drainage basins and is located in the south-east of the State. The FBP covers the South Eastern Queensland and Brigalow Belt vegetation bioregions.


Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

South-East Freshwater Biogeographic Province, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/aquatic-ecosystems-natural/riverine/south-east/>.

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