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Wet Tropics

The Wet Tropics region is 22,000 square kilometres, includes most of the Queensland Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and parts of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. The tropical climate results in cyclones and 60 to 70 per cent of the rainfall occurs in summer.

The Regional Natural Resource Management body, Terrain Natural Resource Management, works with landholders to promote the adoption of improved management practices that reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment losses, primarily from sugarcane (the largest intensive agricultural use in the region), bananas, paw paws, mixed cropping on the Atherton Tablelands and grazing in both wet and dry country.

Learn more about the catchments in the Wet Tropics 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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