Location of Herbert River Basin with Queensland
The study area encompasses the streams of the physical catchment of the Herbert River. This river rises in the Great Dividing Range west of Herberton and north of Ravenshoe as the Wild River and the Millstream, which join to form the Herbert River at Adopted Middle Thread Distance (AMTD) 275 km.
Major tributaries Blunder, Sunday and Cameron creeks, rise in the Cardwell Range and drain the northern portion of the catchment, upstream of the Herbert River Falls (AMTD 162 km).
The southern portion of the catchment is drained by Nanyeta (Return) and Rudd creeks, which flow out of the Great Dividing Range west of Mount Garnet and from the Forty Mile Scrub area.
The study area is about 9890 km2, with 6100 km2 upstream of the junction with Blencoe Creek at AMTD 136 km and 3700 km2 downstream.
Within the catchment area, 271 subsections were identified, of which 240 were surveyed. Within these, 287 ‘full survey’ and 15 ‘photograph only’ sites were identified.
State of the Rivers report
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Last updated 28 September 2009