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Drainage sub-basin 2005 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage sub-basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2005 wetland system extent by drainage sub-basin metadata
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Drainage sub-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 172,799,332 290,881 1,073,537 3,817 514,427 36,938 2,831,269 79,297 2,437,180 7,267,345
Albert River 78,190 228 38 49 248 38 1,064 1,665
Alice River 1,292,574 58 112 13 22,569 8,123 30,876
Archer River 1,068,849 25 14,757 28,030 7,454 50,265
Baffle Creek 407,766 943 13,610 13 139 10,549 294 6,847 32,395
Balonne River 3,823,383 43,920 39 1,021 8,037 4,080 27,666 84,762
Barcoo River 5,301,482 1,080 43 678 4,411 107 52,575 58,893
Barker & Barambah Creeks 591,904 3,600 20 529 36 3,981 8,166
Barratta Creek 184,660 1,237 17,784 167 22 644 2,772 6,752 4,459 33,837
Barron River 208,639 4,292 973 2 111 66 282 141 3,920 9,788
Black River 105,519 753 1,041 11 385 45 3,428 5,663
Bohle River 36,891 92 2,534 11 7 282 575 989 4,491
Bowen River 944,748 1,711 64 305 273 12 24,964 27,329
Boyne & Auburn Rivers 1,303,251 2,754 146 434 100 13,874 17,309
Boyne River 249,301 1,734 1,641 5 4,218 4 36 3,834 11,472
Bremer River 202,824 1,485 56 1,582 134 1,503 4,760
Brisbane River 701,500 13,202 663 123 70 855 178 11,011 26,103
Bulloo River 5,203,638 392 20,125 126 150,012 253 16,672 187,580
Burrum River 119,898 1,131 1,288 43 3,450 114 2,737 8,763
Caboolture River 46,673 280 1,151 120 2,174 81 471 4,276
Calliope River 224,863 584 7,973 3 22 34 49 34 947 9,647
Cliffdale Creek 622,991 4 33,987 2 7,928 2,893 44,814
Cloncurry River 4,733,390 1,886 309 11,759 76 127,634 141,663
Coen River 311,186 20 1,026 2,925 3,971
Coleman River 521,726 7 4,099 4 8,020 8,240 20,370
Comet River 1,727,489 5,700 3,026 845 4,355 311 15,135 29,372
Condamine River 3,051,741 14,552 319 659 3,102 675 12,777 32,085
Coomera & Nerang Rivers 130,572 2,223 3,322 417 1,740 515 1,314 9,530
Cooper Creek 9,575,241 761 143,237 210 453,911 451 89,291 687,862
Curtis Island 57,804 14,466 748 174 15,388
Daintree River 210,458 1 3,274 3 2,273 2,008 7,559
Dawson River 5,068,741 8,422 2,371 1,769 9,699 1,179 28,006 51,445
Diamantina River 11,911,000 1,527 111,814 865 674,951 125 272,371 1,061,653
Don River 374,512 1,058 17,011 1,884 98 684 3,588 9,166 33,489
Ducie River 357,911 5 11,900 8,136 934 20,975
Dumaresq River 431,196 2,821 1 331 15 7,329 10,496
Edward River 756,724 8 14,693 41,291 2,922 58,914
Eight Mile Creek 162,505 5,441 2 3,722 473 9,638
Einasleigh River 2,435,365 1,212 408 199 19,719 65 80,070 101,672
Elliott River 74,063 978 1,060 8 24 4,225 48 332 6,676
Embley River 191,482 278 14,135 1,195 54 15,661
Endeavour River 218,630 110 2,685 81 31 2,568 32 4,140 9,647
Eyre Creek 7,155,781 705 160,028 162 361,056 70 69,814 591,835
Fitzroy River 1,143,110 9,243 28,643 30 676 479 8,468 8,685 13,501 69,724
Flinders River 5,187,311 1,587 40,903 741 294 18,550 201 62,908 125,184
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Freshwater Creek 10,693 350 128 478
Georgina River 7,245,744 1,190 894 242 53,548 156 90,023 146,052
Gilbert River 2,201,634 858 51,153 247 322 23,092 209 97,064 172,946
Gregory River 91,049 806 349 1 1,262 2 4,081 6,501
Hann River 966,394 3 20,173 2 23,380 3 7,133 50,695
Haughton River 222,395 401 14,157 197 70 335 1,602 1,456 9,019 27,236
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert River 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 River 532,582 18 2,879 < 1 9,895 3,361 16,154
Isaac River 2,232,467 4,629 440 1,272 3,701 412 48,249 58,703
Isis River 50,091 90 57 < 1 64 3,778 3,990
Jacky Jacky Creek 297,162 25,385 2,511 15,458 785 44,138
Jardine River 327,317 < 1 2,346 17,783 1,518 21,648
Jeannie River 362,572 10 16,716 1,605 7,090 11 3,116 28,549
Kendall River 498,108 2,699 11,516 1,732 15,946
Kolan River 290,501 6,415 1,477 228 483 36 4,717 13,356
L Creek 195,863 62 44,295 170 159 1,488 3,223 49,397
Lagoon Creek 296,688 12,487 2,071 2,274 16,832
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt River 3,288,217 5,509 33,045 199 2,201 29,496 675 87,534 158,660
Lockhart River 288,360 4 12,271 57 2,232 6,915 21,479
Lockyer Creek 296,991 1,487 394 820 267 7,394 10,363
Logan River 335,676 1,645 2,020 < 1 119 2,950 101 2,574 9,410
Lower Burdekin River 1,048,562 11,783 2,255 32 990 576 503 55,439 71,577
Lower Burnett River 566,660 4,756 1,063 8 881 360 32 10,373 17,473
Lower Mary River 677,690 1,997 4,197 390 6,296 340 8,738 21,957
Macintyre Brook 432,482 2,379 102 138 79 8,849 11,547
Macintyre & Weir Rivers 1,518,300 12,534 197 530 3,814 1,015 11,098 29,189
Mackenzie River 1,305,897 2,971 140 1,029 4,051 997 15,337 24,526
Maranoa River 2,003,528 1,251 5 326 1,195 99 5,193 8,069
Maroochy River 153,905 2,857 4,023 1 37 276 16,463 360 3,838 27,856
Mcdonald River 273,439 8,667 16,403 839 25,909
Mission River 266,896 463 22,660 141 15,587 248 448 39,548
Mitchell River 4,131,477 820 37,111 1,050 3,772 60,808 95 120,424 224,081
Moonie River 1,465,738 4,801 10 718 1,095 359 4,945 11,927
Moreton Island 17,858 117 175 1,255 1,547
Morning Inlet 173,004 231 33,591 1,089 8 1,028 18 3,472 39,436
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman River 46,574 49 1,631 9 11 166 1 411 2,279
Mulgrave River 131,677 135 4,202 164 38 3,084 1,458 9,080
Murray River 110,739 327 8,249 2 2 5,266 30 482 14,357
Nicholson River 3,574,411 461 113,958 518 30,258 204 101,782 247,181
Nogoa River 2,770,589 21,054 126 1,098 2,124 293 28,570 53,264
Noosa River 195,578 120 8,846 249 22 33,745 11 1,602 44,595
Norman River 5,066,736 349 65,686 105 141 86,316 530 75,618 228,746
Normanby River 1,472,192 500 8,020 78 15 16,889 11 16,081 41,593
North Johnstone River 103,100 72 7 4 116 28 844 1,070
North Pine River 57,693 2,645 2,140 14 75 890 37 570 6,373
O'connell River 238,873 811 12,983 20 45 1,066 176 3,145 18,247
Olive river 205,474 3,922 1,073 4,424 1,376 10,796
Palmer River 842,363 379 108 146 3,452 14,182 18,267
Paroo River 3,523,770 178 18,918 99 65,397 578 19,815 104,986
Pascoe River 211,820 730 82 4,700 5,511
Pioneer River 157,452 1,735 758 479 3,675 6,647
Plane Creek 254,423 1,705 18,213 52 13 35 7,264 1,541 4,041 32,864
Proserpine River 250,002 4,662 12,464 11 2 10 6,846 1,645 2,926 28,566
Ross River 133,707 5,825 11,244 112 164 589 745 4,253 22,931
Russell River 67,063 1,531 628 5,163 5 505 7,831
Saxby River 1,009,107 46 7,655 198 10,980 18,878
Settlement River 106,685 6,896 1 3,040 2,921 12,858
Shoalwater 359,579 900 29,295 288 20,252 5,461 56,194
Skardon River 43,201 4,630 2,360 86 7,077
South Johnstone River 128,680 272 3,512 12 3 4,298 15 833 8,944
South Pine River 43,913 178 1,083 134 31 429 218 524 2,598
Staaten River 2,570,527 49 18,794 247 11 28,293 25 49,271 96,689
Stanley River 153,605 4,615 4 264 37 1,900 6,820
Stewart River 275,475 < 1 6,440 2,149 5,403 13,992
Stradbroke Islands 29,106 15 995 310 4 4,631 33 5,988
Styx River 301,068 1,248 26,576 810 26 88 863 7,266 5,052 41,929
Suttor River 7,394,868 23,478 540 2,535 15,474 1,434 119,295 162,757
Thomson River 9,510,070 2,067 21,265 1,058 46,196 461 82,592 153,639
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully River 167,593 1,575 1,891 8 15 4,382 83 1,540 9,494
Upper Burdekin River 3,622,752 1,930 4,395 562 33,971 550 111,275 152,683
Upper Burnett River 859,183 2,521 13 172 54 6,075 8,835
Upper Mary River 270,143 1,439 2 137 6 6,045 7,629
Wallam Creeks 4,786,303 634 3,568 637 101,326 2,386 1,703 110,254
Walsh River 895,828 913 29 207 477 8 19,170 20,804
Warrego River 5,216,183 1,984 525 566 18,612 438 36,740 58,865
Waterpark Creek 182,282 81 25,281 33 46 8,866 2,283 5,527 42,117
Watson River 469,442 5 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,537
Wenlock River 755,519 2 10,321 17,408 3,783 31,514
Whitsunday Island 16,059 595 16 < 1 611

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of drainage sub-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 sub-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/sub-basin.html

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