Location of Burnett, Kolan and Burrum basins within Queensland
The study area comprises the Burnett, Kolan and Burrum River basins (including the Isis and Gregory rivers), and covers approximately 39 500 km2. Lying south of the Tropic of Capricorn, the catchment is the third largest river basin on the Queensland coast.
It is rimmed by the Burnett and Dawes Ranges in the north, Auburn Range to the west, Great Dividing Range to the south-west and the Cooyar and Brisbane ranges in the south.
Major urban centres include Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Nanango and Monto. Main tributaries drained by the Burnett River include the Auburn, Nogo, Boyne and Stuart rivers and Barambah and Three Moon creeks.
Of the 450 subsections identified, 363 were surveyed. These included 435 ‘full survey’ and 16 ‘photograph only’ sites.
State of the Rivers report
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Last updated 28 September 2009