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Partial drainage – Partial drainage causing conversion to an intertidal wetland

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Partial drainage of a palustrine or lacustrine wetland often by constructing channels for drainage may inadvertently allow tidal inundation causing the wetland to convert to an intertidal wetland. Complete drainage results in the loss of a wetland.

Applicable Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification:

  • 'Modified – partial drainage – freshwater wetland with system change to intertidal' (H2-M9-c)

Last updated: 7 June 2023

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2023) Partial drainage – Partial drainage causing conversion to an intertidal wetland, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/processes-systems/anthropogenic/hydro-concept-mod/part-drain/convert-intertidal.html

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