Healthy Waterways

Regional Summary

Overall Report Card grades for South East Queensland's waterways demonstrate only a partial recovery from high flow rainfall events in 2009.  Moreton Bay has shown improvement in ecosystem health, due mainly to a reduction in nitrogen sewage signal and improvements in water clarity. Health ratings improved for some estuaries with most declines occurring in estuaries south of the Brisbane River.  There was no significant change in overall health of SEQ's freshwater streams. While biological indicators (fish and macroinvertebrates) increased in some streams, increased algal growth has offset any major improvements.

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