North Pine River

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The river at Petrie, 2016
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Location of the North Pine River mouth in Queensland
Location
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
Physical characteristics
Source D'Aguilar Range
  locationbelow Bootawa
  coordinates 27°06′47″S152°44′07″E / 27.11306°S 152.73528°E / -27.11306; 152.73528
  elevation480 m (1,570 ft)
Mouth confluence with the South Pine River to form the Pine River
  location
Lawnton
  coordinates
27°17′16″S153°00′57″E / 27.28778°S 153.01583°E / -27.28778; 153.01583 Coordinates: 27°17′16″S153°00′57″E / 27.28778°S 153.01583°E / -27.28778; 153.01583
  elevation
10 m (33 ft)
Length54 km (34 mi)
Basin features
River system Pine River catchment
Tributaries 
  leftYogi Creek
  rightLaceys Creek, Kobble Creek
Reservoir Lake Samsonvale
[1]

The North Pine River is a minor river located in South East Queensland, Australia.

South East Queensland Region in Queensland, Australia

South East Queensland (SEQ) is a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains more than 3.6 million people out of the state's population of 5.1 million. The area covered by South East Queensland varies, depending on the definition of the region, though it tends to include Queensland's three largest cities: the capital city Brisbane; the Gold Coast; and the Sunshine Coast. Its most common use is for political purposes, and covers 22,420 square kilometres (8,660 sq mi) and incorporates 11 local government areas, extending 240 kilometres (150 mi) from Noosa in the north to the Gold Coast and New South Wales border in the south, and 140 kilometres (87 mi) west to Toowoomba.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Australia Country in Oceania

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Location and features

View from Sweeney's Reserve, 2016

The North Pine River rises in the D'Aguilar Range in the Mount Mee State Forest, approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Brisbane, and flows generally southeast to form its confluence with the South Pine River at Lawnton, where the river forms the Pine River. The river flows 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.

DAguilar Range mountain in Australia

The D'Aguilar Range is a mountain range near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The town of Dayboro is situated on the lower foothills midway along the range and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Mooloolah lies at the northernmost point of the range. Many residential areas line its eastern slopes including the town of Samford and the suburb of Ferny Hills. In the west, numerous ridges and gullies are heavily forested and designated as state forest or national park.

Brisbane capital city of Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million as of 30 June 2018, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.

Confluence Meeting of two or more bodies of flowing water

In geography, a confluence occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel. A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river ; or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name ; or where two separated channels of a river rejoin at the downstream end.

After the North Pine Dam, the North Pine River continues through the suburbs of Petrie and Lawnton, where it meets with the South Pine River and forms the Pine River, flowing into Bramble Bay. The river descends 470 metres (1,540 ft) over its 54-kilometre (34 mi) course. [1]

Petrie, Queensland Suburb of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia

Petrie is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.

Lawnton, Queensland Suburb of Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia

Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.

Bramble Bay bight in Australia

Bramble Bay is an embayment of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia. The Brisway map reference is 12 H5, or see page 91 G19 in Refidex.

The former Pine Rivers Shire draws its name from the North Pine, South Pine and Pine Rivers.

History

In the early 1930s timber for the construction of the Hornibrook Bridge was brought down the North Pine River to Bramble Bay via barge.[ citation needed ] Lake Kurwongbah was built in 1964 on Sideling Creek, a tributary of the North Pine River.

Hornibrook Bridge toll bridge of Brisbane, Australia

Hornibrook Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge on the Hornibrook Highway over Bramble Bay from Brighton, City of Brisbane to Clontarf, Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Manuel Hornibrook and built from 1932 to 1935 by Manuel Hornibrook. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 7 October 1994.

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.

Flora and fauna

The North Pine River is one of a few rivers that contains natural populations of the rare Queensland lungfish. [2] Platypus sitings in both the North and South Pine rivers are relatively common compared to other rivers in the region. [3]

Queensland lungfish Species of fish

The Queensland lungfish, also known as the Australian lungfish, Burnett salmon and barramunda, is a surviving member of the family Neoceratodontidae and order Ceratodontiformes. It is one of only six extant lungfish species in the world. Endemic to Australia, the Neoceratodontidae are an ancient family belonging to the class Sarcopterygii, or lobe-finned fishes.

Platypus A semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal from eastern Australia

The platypus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. The platypus is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species appear in the fossil record.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Map of North Pine River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  2. "We're green, but lungfish ain't that rare, says Lucas". The Australian . News Limited. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  3. "Queensland Platypus Care News No. 1" (PDF). Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. 1 March 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2009.