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Drainage division 2001 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage division

based on wetland mapping version 5.0 metadata

2001 wetland system extent by drainage division metadata
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Drainage division Total area
(km²)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(km²)
artificial and
highly modified
estuarine lacustrine palustrine riverine
Total 1,727,954.6 3,017.0 10,875.3 5,462.5 31,349.5 24,948.4 75,652.8
Bulloo 52,036.4 3.8 0.0 230.2 2,338.9 69.3 2,642.2
Gulf 453,179.1 209.4 6,299.3 109.5 5,380.6 9,594.6 21,593.5
Lake Eyre 509,940.2 95.6 0.0 4,529.3 18,104.8 6,812.7 29,542.3
Murray Darling 262,541.2 850.7 0.0 319.2 1,758.7 1,327.4 4,255.9
North East Coast 450,257.7 1,857.5 4,576.0 274.4 3,766.4 7,144.5 17,618.8

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of drainage divisions.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Drainage division 2001 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 October 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2001/drainage-division.html

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