Waterways

The Moreton Bay Region has a large diversity of waterways ranging from upland streams of the D’Aguilar Range to the estuaries connecting the coastal rivers and streams to Moreton Bay.
  • Acid sulfate soils

    When soil containing iron sulfides is disturbed and exposed to air, the iron sulfides react with oxygen to produce sulphuric acid, making the soils very acid and toxic.

  • Beach water quality

    Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches in the region on a weekly basis from October to March (peak swimming season).

  • Canals

    Canals are artificial waterways connected or intended to be connected to tidal water and from which boating access to the tidal water is available. There are three canal areas in our region that Council assists property owners to maintain.

  • Catchment

    Catchment Education programs have been developed for community groups to foster environmental interest in our catchments.

  • Iron Bacteria

    If you have seen a reddish-brown sediment, stain or substance in your local waterway or stormwater drains, don’t be alarmed. The chances are that this is being caused by iron bacteria, which is a naturally occurring micro-organism.

  • Lyngbya

    Lyngbya majuscula (mermaid's hair, stinging limu or fireweed) is a naturally occurring, toxic marine blue-green algae, that has been identified within local waters.

  • Management

    Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to improve the region's environment, including streams, foreshores and coastal areas. As the region continues to experience high population growth, the pressure on our waterways will also increase.

  • Monitoring

    Council has established a water quality and stream health monitoring program covering over 160 sites across the region's freshwater and estuarine waterways.

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