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Drainage sub-basin 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage sub-basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2009 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 172,799,332 299,718 1,073,399 3,829 514,425 37,103 2,829,724 79,549 2,435,659 7,273,406
Albert River 78,190 278 38 49 247 38 1,060 1,709
Alice River 1,292,574 58 112 13 22,566 8,123 30,873
Archer River 1,068,849 42 14,757 7 28,029 7,453 50,288
Baffle Creek 407,766 964 13,610 13 139 10,483 294 6,820 32,323
Balonne River 3,823,383 44,332 39 1,021 7,973 4,080 27,599 85,044
Barcoo River 5,301,482 1,146 43 678 4,402 107 52,555 58,931
Barker & Barambah Creeks 591,904 3,691 20 527 36 3,981 8,254
Barratta Creek 184,660 1,285 17,784 167 22 645 2,772 6,742 4,458 33,876
Barron River 208,639 4,326 975 2 111 67 282 141 3,916 9,821
Black River 105,519 756 1,038 11 378 45 3,420 5,648
Bohle River 36,891 123 2,523 11 7 270 575 955 4,463
Bowen River 944,748 1,959 64 305 273 12 24,961 27,574
Boyne & Auburn Rivers 1,303,251 2,806 146 434 100 13,872 17,359
Boyne River 249,301 1,852 1,641 5 4,218 4 36 3,832 11,587
Bremer River 202,824 1,511 54 1,568 134 1,502 4,768
Brisbane River 701,500 13,246 653 120 72 857 170 10,990 26,109
Bulloo River 5,203,638 398 20,125 126 149,983 253 16,667 187,552
Burrum River 119,898 1,168 1,288 49 3,413 132 2,735 8,786
Caboolture River 46,673 316 1,151 155 2,151 81 469 4,322
Calliope River 224,863 583 7,972 3 22 29 49 34 947 9,639
Cliffdale Creek 622,991 4 33,987 2 7,928 2,893 44,814
Cloncurry River 4,733,390 1,976 309 11,759 76 127,586 141,706
Coen River 311,186 42 1,026 2,925 3,993
Coleman River 521,726 10 4,099 4 8,020 8,240 20,373
Comet River 1,727,489 5,966 3,026 845 4,355 311 15,132 29,633
Condamine River 3,051,741 15,337 319 659 3,049 713 12,770 32,848
Coomera & Nerang Rivers 130,572 2,273 3,315 407 1,736 513 1,311 9,555
Cooper Creek 9,575,241 813 143,237 210 453,887 451 89,290 687,888
Curtis Island 57,804 14,464 748 174 15,387
Daintree River 210,458 7 3,275 3 2,275 2,010 7,570
Dawson River 5,068,741 8,833 2,371 1,769 9,674 1,179 27,965 51,791
Diamantina River 11,911,000 1,571 111,814 867 674,951 125 272,371 1,061,699
Don River 374,512 1,151 17,010 1,884 98 684 3,592 9,131 33,551
Ducie River 357,911 5 11,900 8,136 934 20,975
Dumaresq River 431,196 2,834 1 331 15 7,316 10,496
Edward River 756,724 32 14,693 41,291 2,922 58,938
Eight Mile Creek 162,505 5,441 2 3,722 473 9,638
Einasleigh River 2,435,365 1,300 408 199 19,717 65 80,074 101,762
Elliott River 74,063 1,103 1,060 8 29 4,221 48 332 6,801
Embley River 191,482 278 14,135 1,195 54 15,661
Endeavour River 218,630 137 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,133 9,648
Eyre Creek 7,155,781 738 160,027 162 361,056 70 69,814 591,868
Fitzroy River 1,143,110 9,319 28,641 30 676 481 8,461 8,710 13,494 69,812
Flinders River 5,187,311 1,676 40,903 741 294 18,546 201 62,897 125,259
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 1,234 894 247 53,548 156 90,021 146,099
Gilbert River 2,201,634 1,271 51,153 247 322 23,090 210 97,065 173,358
Gregory River 91,049 814 349 1 1,258 2 4,067 6,492
Hann River 966,394 4 20,173 2 23,378 3 7,133 50,694
Haughton River 222,395 514 14,157 197 70 325 1,601 1,457 9,009 27,330
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert River 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 River 532,582 18 2,879 < 1 9,895 3,361 16,153
Isaac River 2,232,467 5,275 440 1,272 3,696 412 48,169 59,263
Isis River 50,091 94 57 < 1 64 3,770 3,985
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 11 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 6,431 1,477 228 479 36 4,709 13,360
L Creek 195,863 63 44,295 170 159 1,487 3,223 49,398
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 5,541 33,045 199 2,201 29,495 675 87,563 158,720
Lockhart River 288,360 4 12,271 57 2,232 6,915 21,479
Lockyer Creek 296,991 1,560 394 814 267 7,375 10,411
Logan River 335,676 1,780 2,019 < 1 115 2,949 102 2,573 9,539
Lower Burdekin River 1,048,562 11,820 2,255 32 990 576 503 55,434 71,609
Lower Burnett River 566,660 4,894 1,063 8 881 360 32 10,325 17,563
Lower Mary River 677,690 2,038 4,198 390 6,287 341 8,729 21,982
Macintyre Brook 432,482 2,384 102 138 79 8,840 11,543
Macintyre & Weir Rivers 1,518,300 12,541 197 530 3,598 1,231 11,072 29,169
Mackenzie River 1,305,897 3,204 140 1,039 3,924 1,005 15,276 24,588
Maranoa River 2,003,528 1,419 5 326 1,195 99 5,184 8,229
Maroochy River 153,905 2,887 4,030 5 37 309 16,251 339 3,796 27,655
Mcdonald River 273,439 8,667 16,403 839 25,909
Mission River 266,896 758 22,660 141 15,587 248 448 39,842
Mitchell River 4,131,477 843 37,111 1,050 3,774 60,793 105 120,488 224,164
Moonie River 1,465,738 5,118 10 718 1,095 359 4,941 12,241
Moreton Island 17,858 117 175 1,255 1,547
Morning Inlet 173,004 274 33,591 1,089 8 1,028 18 3,472 39,479
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman River 46,574 62 1,634 9 11 165 1 404 2,287
Mulgrave River 131,677 138 4,209 164 38 3,085 1,458 9,092
Murray River 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,254 30 490 14,354
Nicholson River 3,574,411 622 113,958 462 30,258 204 101,780 247,284
Nogoa River 2,770,589 21,404 126 1,098 2,122 293 28,527 53,571
Noosa River 195,578 122 8,844 249 27 33,688 11 1,597 44,538
Norman River 5,066,736 354 65,686 105 141 86,311 530 75,617 228,744
Normanby River 1,472,192 534 8,020 78 15 16,885 11 16,080 41,623
North Johnstone River 103,100 72 7 4 116 28 844 1,070
North Pine River 57,693 2,653 2,140 14 75 886 36 572 6,377
O'connell River 238,873 846 12,982 20 48 1,054 178 3,097 18,224
Olive river 205,474 3,922 1,073 4,424 1,376 10,796
Palmer River 842,363 381 108 146 3,452 14,180 18,268
Paroo River 3,523,770 178 18,918 99 65,386 578 19,813 104,971
Pascoe River 211,820 730 82 4,700 5,511
Pioneer River 157,452 1,738 753 474 3,667 6,632
Plane Creek 254,423 1,851 18,211 53 13 39 7,222 1,549 4,038 32,975
Proserpine River 250,002 4,946 12,469 11 2 10 6,849 1,649 2,885 28,821
Ross River 133,707 5,910 11,244 112 164 589 745 4,238 23,002
Russell River 67,063 1,531 628 5,164 5 505 7,832
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 1,055 29,213 288 20,334 5,447 56,336
Skardon River 43,201 4,630 2,360 86 7,077
South Johnstone River 128,680 281 3,511 12 3 4,293 15 832 8,946
South Pine River 43,913 180 1,080 129 33 431 203 524 2,580
Staaten River 2,570,527 59 18,794 247 6 28,292 26 49,271 96,694
Stanley River 153,605 4,628 4 263 42 1,900 6,838
Stewart River 275,475 1 6,440 2,149 5,403 13,992
Stradbroke Islands 29,106 71 994 310 13 4,625 31 6,043
Styx River 301,068 1,277 26,537 828 26 88 863 7,282 5,039 41,940
Suttor River 7,394,868 24,133 540 2,663 15,429 1,300 119,137 163,204
Thomson River 9,510,070 2,108 21,265 1,058 46,137 461 82,202 153,231
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully River 167,593 1,576 1,892 8 15 4,381 83 1,557 9,512
Upper Burdekin River 3,622,752 2,005 4,395 564 33,971 550 111,256 152,742
Upper Burnett River 859,183 2,547 13 172 54 6,067 8,853
Upper Mary River 270,143 1,449 2 137 6 6,033 7,627
Wallam Creeks 4,786,303 642 3,568 637 101,222 2,386 1,703 110,158
Walsh River 895,828 955 29 207 477 8 19,168 20,844
Warrego River 5,216,183 2,069 525 566 18,424 438 36,620 58,641
Waterpark Creek 182,282 99 25,282 33 57 8,863 2,284 5,527 42,145
Watson River 469,442 5 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,537
Wenlock River 755,519 3 10,321 17,407 3,783 31,515
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 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/sub-basin.html

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