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Drainage basin 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 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 172,970,898 299,904 1,139,106 3,900 514,441 37,150 2,831,505 79,557 2,435,732 7,341,295
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,637 251 8,888
Archer 1,380,035 85 14,757 7 29,055 10,378 54,281
Baffle 407,766 964 13,610 13 139 10,483 294 6,820 32,323
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 61,731 3,931 2,643 113,439 7,278 47,256 236,279
Barron 219,333 4,676 975 2 111 67 282 141 4,044 10,299
Black 105,519 756 1,038 11 378 45 3,420 5,648
Border Rivers 2,381,978 17,759 197 634 4,067 1,325 27,227 51,208
Boyne 249,301 1,852 1,641 5 4,218 4 36 3,832 11,587
Brisbane 1,354,920 20,945 653 120 525 3,503 614 21,766 48,125
Bulloo 5,203,638 398 20,125 126 149,983 253 16,667 187,552
Burdekin 13,010,930 39,917 2,255 5,032 4,522 50,250 2,365 310,789 415,129
Burnett 3,320,998 13,938 1,063 8 1,061 1,492 222 34,244 52,029
Burrum 335,101 3,179 2,755 8 79 8,956 182 10,904 26,063
Calliope 224,863 583 7,972 3 22 29 49 34 947 9,639
Coleman 1,278,450 42 18,792 4 49,311 11,161 79,311
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 4,067 164,544 1,946 504,426 1,019 224,047 900,050
Coral Sea 140,549 39 50,834 70 16 42 1,114 8 73 52,197
Curtis Island 57,804 14,464 748 174 15,387
Daintree 210,458 7 3,275 3 2,275 2,010 7,570
Diamantina 11,911,000 1,571 111,814 867 674,951 125 272,371 1,061,699
Don 374,512 1,151 17,010 1,884 98 684 3,592 9,131 33,551
Ducie 674,551 5 25,198 26,899 1,860 53,961
Embley 458,378 1,035 36,795 141 16,782 248 502 55,504
Endeavour 218,630 137 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,133 9,648
Fitzroy 14,248,292 54,000 28,641 30 6,778 6,504 32,233 11,909 148,563 288,658
Flinders 10,929,807 3,698 40,903 741 603 37,960 475 201,463 285,843
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Georgina 14,401,525 1,973 160,921 409 414,604 226 159,835 737,967
Gilbert 4,636,998 2,570 51,153 655 521 42,807 275 177,139 275,120
Haughton 407,055 1,799 31,940 364 92 971 4,373 8,200 13,467 61,206
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 1,332 13,779 2 462 200 12,137 1,198 27,328 56,438
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,096 529 178 8,803
Holroyd 1,030,690 18 5,578 < 1 21,410 5,092 32,099
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 11 16,716 1,605 7,090 11 3,116 28,549
Johnstone 231,781 352 3,518 12 4 3 4,409 43 1,675 10,016
Kolan 290,501 6,431 1,477 228 479 36 4,709 13,360
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 5,541 33,045 199 2,201 29,495 675 87,563 158,720
Lockhart 288,360 4 12,271 57 2,232 6,915 21,479
Logan-Albert 413,866 2,058 2,057 < 1 165 3,196 139 3,633 11,248
Maroochy 153,905 2,887 4,030 5 37 309 16,251 339 3,796 27,655
Mary 947,833 3,487 4,198 391 6,424 347 14,762 29,609
Mitchell 7,162,243 2,238 37,111 1,299 4,140 87,288 113 161,959 294,148
Moonie 1,465,738 5,118 10 718 1,095 359 4,941 12,241
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 218 7,364 485 18 6,296 31 14,411
Morning 368,867 337 77,886 1,259 167 2,515 18 6,695 88,877
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman 46,574 62 1,634 9 11 165 1 404 2,287
Mulgrave-Russell 198,740 1,669 4,837 164 38 8,249 5 1,962 16,923
Murray 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,254 30 490 14,354
Nicholson 3,574,411 622 113,958 462 30,258 204 101,780 247,284
Noosa 195,578 122 8,844 249 27 33,688 11 1,597 44,538
Norman 5,066,736 354 65,686 105 141 86,311 530 75,617 228,744
Normanby 2,438,587 539 28,193 78 17 40,263 14 23,213 92,316
O'Connell 238,873 846 12,982 20 48 1,054 178 3,097 18,224
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,652 1,073 4,506 6,076 16,307
Paroo 3,523,770 178 18,918 99 65,386 578 19,813 104,971
Pine 148,279 3,149 4,371 142 263 3,468 320 1,566 13,279
Pioneer 157,452 1,738 753 474 3,667 6,632
Plane 254,423 1,851 18,211 53 13 39 7,222 1,549 4,038 32,975
Proserpine 250,002 4,946 12,469 11 2 10 6,849 1,649 2,885 28,821
Ross 170,598 6,033 13,767 123 171 859 1,320 5,192 27,465
Settlement 1,188,868 4 58,810 5 16,762 8,561 84,142
Shoalwater 359,579 1,055 29,213 288 20,334 5,447 56,336
South Coast 130,572 2,273 3,315 407 1,736 513 1,311 9,555
Staaten 2,570,527 59 18,794 247 6 28,292 26 49,271 96,694
Stewart 275,475 1 6,440 2,149 5,403 13,992
Styx 301,068 1,277 26,537 828 26 88 863 7,282 5,039 41,940
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully 167,593 1,576 1,892 8 15 4,381 83 1,557 9,512
Warrego 5,216,183 2,069 525 566 18,424 438 36,620 58,641
Waterpark 182,282 99 25,282 33 57 8,863 2,284 5,527 42,145
Watson 469,442 5 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,537
Wenlock 755,519 3 10,321 17,407 3,783 31,515
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 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/basin.html

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