1.1.5.3 Surface water flow


1.1.5.3.1 Brisbane river basin

Active streamflow gauging stations in the Brisbane river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion are listed in Table 11. The longest running gauging station is Stanley River at Peachester where the first measurements were made in 1927. Numerous other gauges either within this basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from watermonitoring.derm.qld.gov.au. None of these gauging locations are on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River due to tidal influences.

Table 11 Mean daily flow between the start of records and September 2013 for active gauging stations in the Brisbane river basin that are located within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion


Gauging stations

Area (km2)

Mean daily flow (ML)

Mean annual flow (mm)

Start of record

Bremer River at Walloon

622

185

109

1 October 1961

Warrill Creek at Amberley

914

296

118

1 October 1961

Bremer River at Adams Bridge

125

53

155

30 September1968

Purga Creek at Loamside

215

41

70

23 November1973

Lockyer Creek at Helidon Number 3

357

70

72

19 November 1987

Lockyer Creek at O'Reillys Weir

2965

619

76

12 January 1948

Laidley Creek at Mulgowie

167

82

179

6 March 1967

Lockyer Creek at Rifle Range Road

2490

319

47

1 February 1988

Tenthill Creek at Tenthill

447

75

61

18 March 1968

Ma Ma Creek at Harms

227

13

21

25 August 1995

Laidley Creek at Warrego Highway

462

95

75

8 November 1990

Sandy Creek at Forest Hill

94

5

19

5 September 1995

Flagstone Creek at Brown-Zirbels Road

157

13

30

1 June 1993

Stanley River at Peachester

104

214

752

1 July 1927

Kilcoy Creek at d/s Kilcoy Weir

131

121

337

16 June 2005

Stanley River at Woodford

249

376

552

6 February 2002

Cressbrook Creek at Rosentretters Crossing

447

54

44

20 August 1986

Source data: Queensland Government (2013)

1.1.5.3.2 Logan-Albert river basin

Active streamflow gauging stations in the Logan-Albert river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion are listed in Table 12. The longest running gauging station is Albert River at Bromfleet where the first measurements were made in 1927. Numerous other gauges either within this basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from watermonitoring.derm.qld.gov.au. None of these gauging locations are on the lower reaches of the Logan-Albert River due to tidal influences.

Table 12 Mean daily flow between the start of records and September 2013 for active gauging stations in the Logan-Albert river basin that are located within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion


Gauging stations

Area (km2)

Mean daily flow (ML)

Mean annual flow (mm)

Start of record

Logan River at Forest Home

175

140

292

1 October 1953

Logan River at Round Mtn

1262

520

150

1 July 1957

Running Ck at Dieckmans Bridge

128

116

331

26 November 1965

Teviot Brook at Croftby

83

40

176

7 February 1966

Logan River at Yarrahappini

2416

869

131

21 April 1969

Burnett Ck at Upstream Maroon Dam

82

42

187

5 May 1970

Logan R at Rathdowney

533

216

148

14 December 1973

Christmas Ck at Tramway Lane

166

106

233

26 June 2006

Palen Creek at Ward Road

95

43

165

29 June 2007

Teviot Brook at Coulson

421

102

88

7 June 2011

Albert River at Lumeah No2

169

134

289

1 October 1953

Albert River at Bromfleet

544

370

248

1 October 1927

Cainbable Creek at The Gorge

42

24

209

1 June 1962

Canungra Creek at Main Road Bridge

101

101

365

24 January 1973

Source data: Queensland Government (2013)

1.1.5.3.3 South Coast basin

There is only one active streamflow gauging station in the South Coast basin that falls within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion (Table 13). The gauge on Back Creek at Beechmont has been running since 1971. Numerous other gauges either within this basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from watermonitoring.derm.qld.gov.au.

Table 13 Mean daily flow between the start of records and September 2013 for active gauging stations in the South Coast basin that are located within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion


Gauging station

Area (km2)

Mean daily flow (ML)

Mean annual flow (mm)

Start of record

Back Creek at Beechmont

7

13

678

5 June 1971

Source data: Queensland Government (2013)

1.1.5.3.4 Tweed river basin

There are no active streamflow gauging stations in the Tweed river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion. Numerous other gauges either within this basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/.

1.1.5.3.5 Brunswick river basin

There are no active streamflow gauging stations in the Brunswick river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion. Numerous other gauges either within this basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/.

1.1.5.3.6 Richmond river basin

Active streamflow gauging stations in the Richmond river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion are listed in Table 14. The longest running gauging station is Coopers Creek at Repentance where the first measurements were made in 1920. Numerous other gauges either within this river basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/.

Table 14 Mean daily flow between the start of records and September 2013 for active gauging stations in the Richmond river basin that are located within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion


Gauging stations

Area (km2)

Mean daily flow (ML)

Mean annual flow (mm)

Start of record

Coopers Creek at Repentance

62

209

1231

11 February 1920

Richmond River at Casino

1790

1617

330

26 May 1943

Richmond River at Wiangaree

702

773

402

29 May 1943

Leycester River at Rock Valley

179

254

518

23 August 1951

Byron Creek at Binnaburr

39

112

1049

28 August 1951

Wilsons River at Eltham

223

503

824

22 August 1957

Ironpot Creek at Toonumbar

98

88

328

26 July 1967

Coopers Creek at Ewing Bridge

148

371

916

17 May 1969

Myrtle Creek at Rappville

332

160

176

29 May 1969

Eden Creek at Doubtful

581

418

263

18 December 1970

Shannon Brook at Yorklea

492

248

184

24 May 1972

Source data: NSW Government (2013)

1.1.5.3.7 Clarence river basin

Active streamflow gauging stations in the Clarence river basin that fall within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion are listed in Table 15. The longest running gauging station is Clarence River at Tabulam where the first measurements were made in 1909. Numerous other gauges either within this river basin but outside of the bioregion or that are no longer operational have data that is readily available from waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/.

Table 15 Mean daily flow between the start of records and September 2013 for active gauging stations in the Clarence river basin that are located within the Clarence-Moreton bioregion


Gauging stations

Area (km2)

Mean daily flow (ML)

Mean annual flow (mm)

Start of record

Peacock Creek at Bonalbo

47

21

163

25 March 1960

Clarence River at Tabulam

4550

2135

171

1 May 1909

Sportsmans Creek at Gurranang Siding

202

132

239

28 February 1972

Clarence River at Lilydale

16,690

9295

203

28 March 1922

Orara River at Bawden Bridge

1790

2015

411

16 June 1955

Orara River at Glenreagh

446

595

487

15 November 1972

Source data: NSW Government (2013)

Last updated:
23 March 2016
Thumbnail images of the Clarence-Moreton bioregion

Product Finalisation date

28 May 2014