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Mackay Whitsunday

The Mackay Whitsunday region covers an area of 9000 square kilometres and supports a diverse range of ecosystems including soft coral communities and the nationally recognised Goorganga Wetlands. The tropical climate has a distinct wet season, with 50 to 60 per cent of the average annual rainfall occurring between January and March.

The Regional Natural Resource Management body, Reef Catchments, is working with the region’s agricultural industries to improve management practices, lower pollutant loads and remove associated threats to the reef. In order to determine the relative effectiveness of these improved practices, the region has implemented a detailed paddock scale monitoring and modelling program.

Learn more about the catchments in Mackay Whitsunday including their size, rainfall, land use, targets, priorities for water quality improvement and sources of pollutants.

Last updated
19 July 2018

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