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dc.contributor.authorSchacht, Christieen_US
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:36:44Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:36:44Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2014-01-20T04:12:31Z
dc.identifier.issn07490208en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14428
dc.description.abstractThe Fitzroy River is one of Australia's largest river systems, with an estuarine section extending 60 km from its mouth to a tidal limiting barrage. The Fitzroy River, whose catchment is 142450 km2 experiences annual short-lived flooding as a result of intermittent heavy summer rainfall events. This study revealed that the Fitzroy River estuary behaves as an enclosed bay as it does not experience a freshwater inflow after the cessation of a flood event. There was a need to develop a predictive estuarine recovery graph as typical formulas, (such as the fraction of freshwater) did not apply. Implications of this simplistic (salinity recovery) graph will lead to a better understanding and knowledge base for both the independent and commercial fisheries. The reason for this being that a during a flood event, the majority of freshwater species (upstream of the barrage) and estuarine-dependant (downstream) species are washed into the adjacent Pacific Ocean. The re-migration of both the fresh and estuarine-dependant species after the flood event is closely related to the rate of salinity recovery.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCoastal Education & Research Foundationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25741607en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom415en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto418en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Coastal Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolumeS1 39en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode269901en_US
dc.titleA Simple Technique for Estimating the Recovery Rate of a Subtropical Estuarine System After a Flood Eventen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 CERF. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2006
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