This website provides water management information for the Fitzroy Basin, which includes the Dawson, Comet, Nogoa, Isaac-Connors, Mackenzie and Fitzroy rivers. Due to its immense size and fan-like shape, this catchment can produce severe flooding after heavy rainfall.
This occurred in the 2010/2011 and 2007/2008 wet seasons. Following the 2008 flood event in Central Queensland, the Queensland Government commissioned the following reports:
The Fitzroy Water Quality Advisory Group implements recommendations in the government commissioned reports and is a conduit for information on managing water-related issues in the Fitzroy Basin.
In May 2009, the government responded to the recommendations of the Review, and the study, and initiated a number of projects, including:
Biosecurity Queensland has released a report into fish health in the Fitzroy River. The report is available on The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
This program provides an independent collection and analysis of water samples at key sites along the Isaacs and lower Fitzroy river which have the potential to be impacted by the pilot mine releases. Read more
Heavy rainfall forecast for the Capricornia district over the next few days will necessitate a controlled release of water from the abandoned Mount Morgan Mine site. Read more
The Government is introducing a new long term strategy for dealing with excess water in mines to sustain economic development and protect Fitzroy Basin catchment water quality. Read more
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) is responsible for regulating mine water releases into receiving environments and works collaboratively with other government agencies in managing, monitoring and mitigating mines releases during times of extreme weather events. Read more
The Queensland Government conducts extensive monitoring to determine the impacts on water quality in the Fitzroy Basin. Find out more about the maintenance of:
You can also view streamflow data for the Fitzroy River catchment.
Who to contact if you need further information or have a specific concern about a water issue in the Fitzroy River Catchment.
Last updated 22 May 2013