Surface Water Management Area: Albert River
The Albert SWMA is a sub catchment of the Logan River catchment. This is located in South East Queensland, and is bounded in the east by the Beechmont Range, the Mc Pherson Range in the south and the Jinbroken and Birnam Ranges in the west. The catchment area is 760 sq km. The Albert River flows into the Logan River 12 km upstream from where the Logan discharges into the Pacific Ocean south of Redland Bay. It is a long narrow catchment in which the major streams flow from south to north.
The major storage is Beaudesert Weir at AMTD 67.1 km with a storage capacity of 9130 ML.
The major soil type in the catchment is loam which display varying texture profiles. Friable earths and cracking clays are also found in the area.
A significant portion of the catchment is used for dairying and is covered by quite lush pastures and open forest. In the upper reaches this open forest gives way to the dense rainforests of Lamington National Park.
|Total storage volume:||10,570 ML|
|Total surface water use:||15,359 ML/yr|
|Development category:||LOW DEVELOPMENT|
|Mean annual run-off:||185,700 ML/yr|
A four-class classification system was developed to provide a simple method to communicate the status of the use and allocation of Australia's water resources in relation to sustainable water management.
It is important to recognise that adequately quantifying a sustainable flow regime or sustainable yield and consequent operating rules is a complex matter. State, Territory and scientific agencies continue to develop and apply methods and measures for determining sustainable flow regimes and sustainable yields.
This categorisation provides a general guide only. Please refer to the State and Territory Overview and Technical reports for detail on the analysis methods used.
|2||30 - 70%||Moderate development|
|3||70 - 100%||Highly developed|
* Water use as a percentage of sustainable flow regime (surface water) and sustainable yield (groundwater)
No sustainable yield studies are available for this SWMA. A Water Management Plan is currently being developed for this SWMA.
No sustainable yield studies are available for this SWMA.
There is a low level of development in this SWMA. A Water Allocation and Management Plan is currently being developed for this SWMA.
No data were available about the salinity of surface water resources in the Basin / SWMA for the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2000.
Table: Major water storage areas:
|Storage name:||Capacity (ML)|
|Beaudesert Weir Albert River@67.1 km AMTD||9,130|
- View the Queensland Water Resources Assessment 2000 Report
- View the Queensland Water Resources Assessment 2000 Technical Report
- Link to data available for download on the:
- Surface Water Management Areas
- Data from the 1985 Review of Australia's Water Resources and Water Use
- Link to the Map Maker to make a map using this information.
- For more information about water and other natural resource issues link to www.nrm.qld.gov.au.