Kedron Brook

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Kedron
Kalinga Park 1.jpg
Kedron Brook on the northern edge of Kalinga Park
Kedron Brook is located in Queensland
Kedron Brook
Location of the river mouth in Queensland
Location
CountryAustralia
StateQueensland
RegionSouth East Queensland
MunicipalityBrisbane
Physical characteristics
SourceD'Aguilar Range
 ⁃ locationD'Aguilar National Park
Source confluenceKedron Creek and Cedar Creek
 ⁃ locationFerny Grove
 ⁃ coordinates27°24′14″S 152°56′27″E / 27.40389°S 152.94083°E / -27.40389; 152.94083
 ⁃ elevation220 m (720 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Schulz Canal
 ⁃ location
Nundah
 ⁃ coordinates
27°24′25″S 153°4′28″E / 27.40694°S 153.07444°E / -27.40694; 153.07444Coordinates: 27°24′25″S 153°4′28″E / 27.40694°S 153.07444°E / -27.40694; 153.07444
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length29 km (18 mi)
Basin size110 km2 (42 sq mi)
Basin features
National parkD'Aguilar National Park
(formerly the Brisbane Forest Park
[1][2]

The Kedron Brook is an urban creek that flows through the northern suburbs of Brisbane in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Kedron and Cedar Creeks that drain the D'Aguilar Range within the southern portion of the D'Aguilar National Park,[2] Kedron Brook rises below the Ferny Grove retail shopping strip, near the outer suburb of Upper Kedron and flows in an easterly direction. Kedron Brook then meanders through suburbs including Stafford, Grange, Lutwyche, Wooloowin, Kalinga Park, Toombul and Hendra before it empties into the Schulz Canal, which flows into Moreton Bay at Nudgee Beach. The river descends 220 metres (720 ft) over its 29-kilometre (18 mi) course and has a catchment area of 110 square kilometres (42 sq mi).[2]

For much of its length, Kedron Brook is lined with parks and sporting facilities such as bikeways and football fields. Kedron Brook has been channelised where it passes suburbs such as Lutwyche and Wooloowin. Tidal influence reaches as far as Toombul.[3]

The original course of Kedron Brook has been significantly altered in the vicinity of Brisbane Airport, where it has been redirected to a canal named the Schulz Canal.[4] This was done to allow expansion of the airport in recent decades.[5] The canal empties into Moreton Bay adjacent to the small bayside village of Nudgee Beach. At the lower end of the catchment, Boondall Wetlands is an internationally recognised habitat (RAMSAR site) for migratory wader birds and other animals in Moreton Bay.[2] Kedron brook is also located at the north suburbs of Brisbane the brook the moves on through the Apennines mountains

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Upper Kedron, QLD". Bonzle Digital of Australia. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kedron Brook catchment" (PDF). Know your creek. City of Brisbane. 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Physical Environment". Kedron Brook Catchment Network. Archived from the original on 23 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Kedron Brook". Councillor Kim Flesser, Northgate Ward.
  5. ^ Brisbane Airport Corporation Limited (December 2010). "New Parallel Runway Project Minor Variation to MDP (Approved 8 February 2011)" (PDF). City of Brisbane. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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