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Partial drainage – Partial drainage

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Partial drainage of a palustrine or lacustrine wetland may decrease wetland extent and/or depth which may alter water persistence. In some cases, partial drainage of a lacustrine system may decrease wetland extent and depth to such a degree that the wetland is converted to a palustrine wetland system. Complete drainage results in the loss of a wetland.

Applicable Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification:

  • 'Modified – partial drainage – freshwater wetland with system change' (H2-M9-a)
  • 'Modified – partial drainage – freshwater wetland with no system change' (H2-M9-b)

Last updated: 7 June 2023

This page should be cited as:

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

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