|Title||Results of the Laura-Normanby River Water Quality Monitoring Project: An Assessment of Ambient Water Quality and Water Quality Impacts June 2006-June 2010|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Institution||CYMAG Environmental Inc.|
The Laura-Normanby River in southeast Cape York is the fourth largest river system flowing into the Great Barrier Reef. The Laura-Normanby Catchment Area covers an extensive and relatively undeveloped area consisting of numerous riverine and wetland systems, one of Queensland‟s largest conservation areas (Lakefield National Park), sacred aboriginal sites, cattle grazing country and rich agricultural land. The East and West Normanby, Kennedy, Jack and Laura River systems all join to form the Laura-Normanby catchment area. These tributaries flow north from dry savannah and sandstone escarpment country in the southwest and wet tropical rainforest in the southeast, discharging into Princess Charlotte Bay- an area known for its rich and healthy marine and coastal ecosystems.