North Pine River
|Region||South East Queensland|
|Part of||Pine River|
|Mouth||confluence with the South Pine River|
The North Pine River flows from the D'Aguilar Range in the Mount Mee State Forest, approximately 50 km (31 mi) north-west of Brisbane, to its convergence with the South Pine River at Lawnton, Queensland, Australia.
In the early 1930s timber for the construction of the Hornibrook Bridge was brought down the North Pine River to Bramble Bay via barge. Lake Kurwongbah was built in 1984 on Sideling Creek, a tributary of the North Pine River.
In January 2011, a significant flood occurred due to heavy rain and dam releases from North Pine Dam. Much of Strathpine, Lawnton and other areas had to be evacuated on short notice as the river level rose quickly.
The North Pine River travels mostly through the Moreton Bay Region, just to the south of Dayboro. Along with Kobble Creek it is dammed at Whiteside to form the North Pine Dam, an artificial lake called Lake Samsonvale. This catchment provides drinking water to Redcliffe, Pine Rivers, Caboolture and the northern suburbs of Brisbane.
It is from the North Pine, South Pine and Pine rivers that Pine Rivers Shire is named.
Flora and fauna
The North Pine River is one of a few rivers that contains natural populations of the rare Queensland lungfish. Platypus sitings in both the North and South Pine rivers are relatively common compared to other rivers in the region.
- "We're green, but lungfish ain't that rare, says Lucas". The Australian. News Limited. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- "Queensland Platypus Care News No. 1" (pdf). Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. 2006-03-01. Retrieved 2009-05-26.