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Freshwater biogeographic province 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of freshwater biogeographic province

based on wetland mapping version 5.0 metadata

2009 wetland system extent by freshwater biogeographic province metadata
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Freshwater biogeographic province Total area
(km²)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(km²)
artificial and
highly modified
estuarine lacustrine palustrine riverine
Total 1,727,212.0 3,263.4 10,874.6 5,462.7 31,304.7 24,867.5 75,772.9
Central 304,870.3 1,303.4 2,487.9 174.4 1,610.4 5,171.5 10,747.6
Eastern Cape 12,782.9 0.0 518.8 40.4 237.6 196.9 993.7
Jardine 3,273.2 0.0 23.7 0.0 181.4 12.9 217.9
Lake Eyre and Bulloo 561,825.1 105.6 0.0 4,744.4 20,442.8 6,868.9 32,161.6
Murray Darling 262,526.2 905.1 0.0 330.2 1,742.0 1,306.8 4,284.1
South East 73,498.4 579.6 342.0 18.3 433.8 986.0 2,359.6
Wallum 5,724.9 24.5 238.7 18.5 717.6 62.1 1,061.2
Western Cape and Gulf 473,721.6 235.3 6,579.0 110.8 5,464.8 9,783.4 22,173.3
Wet Tropics 28,989.4 109.9 684.5 25.8 474.4 479.1 1,773.7

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of freshwater biogeographic provinces.

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) Freshwater biogeographic province 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/fbp.html

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