Bulloo-Bancannia drainage basin facts for kids
The basin is relatively arid and is dominated by Acacia shrublands, but is sufficiently productive to be used for sheep and cattle grazing. Rainful is extremely variable, and averages around 240 mm per annum. Despite this, the region is home to hundreds of identified species of native vertebrates. During dry years, wildlife depend on scattered waterholes. At least eight species of fish have been observed within this drainage division, all of which are also found in the Lake Eyre basin.
It may be divided into two separate drainage basins: the Bulloo basin in the north (75 528 km²) and the Bancannia basin in the south (23 292 km²).
In times of rainfall, an ephemeral saline lake (Lake Bancannia) exists within Bancannia basin. The Bulloo basin contains the Bulloo River.
4% of this drainage division is protected as nature conservation areas. The division contains several large national parks.
Some of the towns within this drainage basin include Quilpie and Thargomindah.
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