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Enoggera
Enoggera Creek at the The Gap.jpg
Enoggera Creek at The Gap, 2010
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
City Brisbane
Physical characteristics
Main source Enoggera Reservoir
D'Aguilar Range
River mouth Breakfast Creek
railway bridge at the intersection of the suburbs of Windsor, Albion and Bowen Hills
Basin features
Tributaries
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    Ithaca Creek

Enoggera Creek is a creek which flows through the City of Brisbane in South-East Queensland, Australia.

Geography

Enoggera Creek rises in the suburb of Enoggera Reservoir on the D'Aguilar Range and flows into the Brisbane River (becoming Breakfast Creek in the final stage). The creek's headwaters form on the southern slopes of Mount Nebo in Brisbane Forest Park.

Within the suburb of Enoggera Reservoir, the creek is dammed by Enoggera Dam ( (27°26′50″S 152°55′37″E / 27.4473°S 152.927°E / -27.4473; 152.927 (Enoggera Dam)). After which, it meanders in a south-easterly direction, leaving the undisturbed parkland and flowing through the Brisbane suburbs of The Gap, Ashgrove (where it separates the neighbourhood of St Johns Wood from the rest of the suburb), Alderley, Newmarket, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove, Wilston, Herston, Windsor and Bowen Hills.

Ithaca Creek flows from Mount Coot-tha and joins Enoggera Creek from the south at the intersection of the suburbs of Ashgrove, Red Hill and Newmarket (27°26′43″S 153°00′07″E / 27.4453°S 153.0019°E / -27.4453; 153.0019 (Ithaca Creek (mouth))).

The creek officially becomes Breakfast Creek from the railway bridge at the intersection of the suburbs of Windsor, Bowen Hills, and Albion, which then flows into the Brisbane River.

The creek is being rehabilitated and restored by the community organisation called Save Our Waterways Now.

History

Significant flooding occurred along the creek during the major floods, including 1893 and 1974 Brisbane flood resulting in a number of houses being washed away.

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