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Item: Gwydir subregion

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The Gwydir subregion includes parts of the northern Murray–Darling Basin in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. The main rivers draining the subregion are the Gwydir and Macintyre-Barwon rivers. The subregion extends westward from the lower slopes of the New England Tablelands onto the low-lying riverine plains of the Barwon-Darling river system. Moree is the largest town in the subregion. Most of the land in the subregion is used for grazing and cropping. Groundwater is heavily used for irrigation of summer crops such as cotton. The subregion contains seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. This includes the Gwydir Wetlands, which is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. The subregion is home to a number of endangered water-dependent ecological communities, animals and plants which are protected under Commonwealth and New South Wales legislation.

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description The Gwydir subregion includes parts of the northern Murray–Darling Basin in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. The main rivers draining the subregion are the Gwydir and Macintyre-Barwon rivers. The subregion extends westward from the lower slopes of the New England Tablelands onto the low-lying riverine plains of the Barwon-Darling river system. Moree is the largest town in the subregion. Most of the land in the subregion is used for grazing and cropping. Groundwater is heavily used for irrigation of summer crops such as cotton. The subregion contains seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. This includes the Gwydir Wetlands, which is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. The subregion is home to a number of endangered water-dependent ecological communities, animals and plants which are protected under Commonwealth and New South Wales legislation.
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broader Northern Inland Catchments bioregion
description The Gwydir subregion includes parts of the northern Murray–Darling Basin in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. The main rivers draining the subregion are the Gwydir and Macintyre-Barwon rivers. The subregion extends westward from the lower slopes of the New England Tablelands onto the low-lying riverine plains of the Barwon-Darling river system. Moree is the largest town in the subregion. Most of the land in the subregion is used for grazing and cropping. Groundwater is heavily used for irrigation of summer crops such as cotton. The subregion contains seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. This includes the Gwydir Wetlands, which is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. The subregion is home to a number of endangered water-dependent ecological communities, animals and plants which are protected under Commonwealth and New South Wales legislation.
editorial note Approved October 2013
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note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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