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Drainage basin 2005 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2005 wetland system extent by drainage basin metadata
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Drainage basin Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 172,970,898 291,166 1,139,244 3,887 514,443 36,984 2,833,051 79,306 2,437,253 7,335,333
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,637 251 8,888
Archer 1,380,035 45 14,757 29,056 10,378 54,237
Baffle 407,766 943 13,610 13 139 10,549 294 6,847 32,395
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 60,357 3,931 2,643 113,660 7,240 47,338 235,170
Barron 219,333 4,643 973 2 111 66 282 141 4,048 10,266
Black 105,519 753 1,041 11 385 45 3,428 5,663
Border Rivers 2,381,978 17,734 197 634 4,282 1,109 27,276 51,232
Boyne 249,301 1,734 1,641 5 4,218 4 36 3,834 11,472
Brisbane 1,354,920 20,790 663 123 524 3,521 617 21,808 48,046
Bulloo 5,203,638 392 20,125 126 150,012 253 16,672 187,580
Burdekin 13,010,930 38,902 2,255 5,032 4,391 50,294 2,499 310,973 414,345
Burnett 3,320,998 13,631 1,063 8 1,061 1,495 222 34,304 51,783
Burrum 335,101 3,005 2,755 8 68 9,001 164 10,928 25,930
Calliope 224,863 584 7,973 3 22 34 49 34 947 9,647
Coleman 1,278,450 15 18,792 4 49,312 11,161 79,284
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 3,908 164,545 1,946 504,519 1,019 224,458 900,394
Coral Sea 140,549 39 50,834 70 16 42 1,114 8 73 52,197
Curtis Island 57,804 14,466 748 174 15,388
Daintree 210,458 1 3,274 3 2,273 2,008 7,559
Diamantina 11,911,000 1,527 111,814 865 674,951 125 272,371 1,061,653
Don 374,512 1,058 17,011 1,884 98 684 3,588 9,166 33,489
Ducie 674,551 5 25,198 26,899 1,860 53,961
Embley 458,378 741 36,795 141 16,782 248 502 55,209
Endeavour 218,630 110 2,685 81 31 2,568 32 4,140 9,647
Fitzroy 14,248,292 52,019 28,643 30 6,778 6,492 32,398 11,876 148,799 287,035
Flinders 10,929,807 3,518 40,903 741 603 37,964 475 201,521 285,725
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Georgina 14,401,525 1,895 160,921 404 414,604 226 159,837 737,886
Gilbert 4,636,998 2,071 51,153 655 521 42,811 273 177,134 274,618
Haughton 407,055 1,638 31,941 364 92 979 4,374 8,208 13,478 61,074
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 1,319 13,775 2 462 200 12,124 1,198 27,327 56,405
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,096 529 178 8,803
Holroyd 1,030,690 18 5,578 < 1 21,411 5,092 32,100
Jacky Jacky 297,162 25,385 2,511 15,458 785 44,138
Jardine 327,317 < 1 2,346 17,783 1,518 21,648
Jeannie 362,572 10 16,716 1,605 7,090 11 3,116 28,549
Johnstone 231,781 344 3,519 12 4 3 4,415 43 1,676 10,015
Kolan 290,501 6,415 1,477 228 483 36 4,717 13,356
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 5,509 33,045 199 2,201 29,496 675 87,534 158,660
Lockhart 288,360 4 12,271 57 2,232 6,915 21,479
Logan-Albert 413,866 1,874 2,058 < 1 168 3,198 138 3,639 11,075
Maroochy 153,905 2,857 4,023 1 37 276 16,463 360 3,838 27,856
Mary 947,833 3,436 4,197 391 6,433 346 14,783 29,586
Mitchell 7,162,243 2,171 37,111 1,299 4,138 87,307 103 161,899 294,028
Moonie 1,465,738 4,801 10 718 1,095 359 4,945 11,927
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 261 7,364 485 9 6,303 33 14,454
Morning 368,867 293 77,886 1,259 167 2,516 18 6,695 88,833
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman 46,574 49 1,631 9 11 166 1 411 2,279
Mulgrave-Russell 198,740 1,666 4,830 164 38 8,248 5 1,962 16,912
Murray 110,739 327 8,249 2 2 5,266 30 482 14,357
Nicholson 3,574,411 461 113,958 518 30,258 204 101,782 247,181
Noosa 195,578 120 8,846 249 22 33,745 11 1,602 44,595
Norman 5,066,736 349 65,686 105 141 86,316 530 75,618 228,746
Normanby 2,438,587 503 28,193 78 17 40,269 14 23,214 92,288
O'Connell 238,873 811 12,983 20 45 1,066 176 3,145 18,247
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,652 1,073 4,506 6,076 16,307
Paroo 3,523,770 178 18,918 99 65,397 578 19,815 104,986
Pine 148,279 3,103 4,375 148 227 3,493 336 1,565 13,247
Pioneer 157,452 1,735 758 479 3,675 6,647
Plane 254,423 1,705 18,213 52 13 35 7,264 1,541 4,041 32,864
Proserpine 250,002 4,662 12,464 11 2 10 6,846 1,645 2,926 28,566
Ross 170,598 5,917 13,778 123 171 872 1,320 5,242 27,422
Settlement 1,188,868 4 58,810 5 16,762 8,561 84,142
Shoalwater 359,579 900 29,295 288 20,252 5,461 56,194
South Coast 130,572 2,223 3,322 417 1,740 515 1,314 9,530
Staaten 2,570,527 49 18,794 247 11 28,293 25 49,271 96,689
Stewart 275,475 < 1 6,440 2,149 5,403 13,992
Styx 301,068 1,248 26,576 810 26 88 863 7,266 5,052 41,929
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully 167,593 1,575 1,891 8 15 4,382 83 1,540 9,494
Warrego 5,216,183 1,984 525 566 18,612 438 36,740 58,865
Waterpark 182,282 81 25,281 33 46 8,866 2,283 5,527 42,117
Watson 469,442 5 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,537
Wenlock 755,519 2 10,321 17,408 3,783 31,514
Whitsunday Island 10,687 578 16 < 1 594

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

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, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Drainage basin 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2005/basin.html

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