Environment of Urabba Parks
As an environmental organisation, the activities Urabba Parks are focused on the natural environment. The environmental activities of Urabba Parks are focused on its physical territory of Urabba, an ecological sanctuary of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis.
The Flandrensian Ecological County of Urabba is is located in Rankins Springs, which is located in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of the Riverina bioregion. The area surrounding Rankins Springs is within the Lachlan Plains subregion of the extensive Cobar Peneplain Bioregion (comprising 9.2 percent of the territory of New South Wales).
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology classifies the Riverina bioregion in which Urabba sits in the Hot Dry Zone (with cooler winters) climatic zone. Places in this zone can be very hot in the summer months while in the winter, nights can be considerably cold with cool to mild days. Under the Köppen climate classification, the Riverina predominantly falls in the hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) zone. Mean daily maximum temperatures in Rankins Springs range from 37 °C (98.6 °F) in January to 14 °C (57.2 °F) in June. Rankins Springs has an annual rainfall of 452 millimetres.
Flora and fauna
Urabba is home to a grey box eucalyptus (Eucalyptus microcarpa) and Murray River cypress-pine (Callitris columellaris), of which are common in southeastern Australia. Populations of the Major Mitchell's cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) are known to frequent the surrounding area.
In October 2021, Carrathool Shire Council installed a potable water supply, known as the Urabbaparcensian Water Board in the north-eastern corner of Urabba (UP4 range), alongside the unnamed lane running parallel with Urabba Street.
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