Hydrodynamics and materials transport in the Mary River and Great Sandy Strait
A report commissioned by the Great Sandy Strait Research Oversight Consortium which includes representatives of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation, the Greater Mary Association and the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee.
The core objective of the research was to assess the potential for metal and other waterborne contaminants from Colton Mine to reach and affect downstream RAMSAR and World Heritage Sites in the Great Sandy Strait ecosystem.
The objective of the research was to:
- establish a baseline understanding of current conditions relating to the core objective (estuarine geomorphology, tidal and river flow patterns, sediment and metal distribution patterns)
- determine if there would be any increase in metal accumulation in the Mary River and the Great Sandy Strait, specifically into sites with UNESCO protection status, based on proposed metal discharge from the proposed Colton Mine;
- assess what effect this change may have on the benthic and marine environment in the Great Sandy Strait.
March 2022 presentation of flood images
March 2022 report on record flooding in February 2022
MRCCC General Reports
Report on the presence of Tilapia in the Mary River Catchment