Lowlands and Wetlands
Numerous wetland and lowland areas are found as either natural and/or artificial structures across all vegetation zones within the SDRC region. Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil either all year or at certain times of the year. These areas consist of many plant species and provide habitat for many bird, fish, amphibians and mammals. Natural wetlands may include rivers, creeks, billabongs, gullies, springs, swamps, natural depressions, sedgelands and heathlands. Artificial water structures include dams and ponds. Vegetation of wetlands have adapted to thrive in wet and/or dry conditions with water still or flowing. Typical riverine vegetation on the Southern Downs consists of Eucalypt woodlands with a grassy understorey. Lowlands can range from alluvial grasslands (treeless) to open woodlands.
Approximately 930 native animal species ranging from mammals to insects occupy riverine and fringing woodlands within Condamine River drainage sub-basin. Please refer to Qld Government Department of Environment and Science website, WetlandInfo. Please click onto the following link: Native animals of Condamine River drainage sub-basin for a detailed report.
Condamine River, Swan Creek, Severn River, Pike Creek, Canal Creek, Thane Creek, Greymare Creek, Sandy Creek, Glengallan Creek, Lake Leslie, Storm King Dam, Connolly Dam and Glenlyon Dam.