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Drainage basin 2013 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2013 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 172,970,898 307,071 1,138,832 3,959 514,431 37,456 2,830,699 79,900 2,434,865 7,347,212
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,637 251 8,888
Archer 1,380,035 96 14,757 10 29,055 10,380 54,298
Baffle 407,766 993 13,609 13 139 10,465 294 6,814 32,327
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 62,386 3,931 2,644 113,254 7,278 47,240 236,733
Barron 219,333 4,681 976 < 1 111 69 279 141 4,042 10,301
Black 105,519 757 1,038 11 375 45 3,424 5,650
Border Rivers 2,381,978 17,939 197 634 4,067 1,325 27,216 51,378
Boyne 249,301 2,077 1,641 5 4,218 4 36 3,812 11,794
Brisbane 1,354,920 21,045 686 120 533 3,496 614 21,761 48,255
Bulloo 5,203,638 411 20,125 126 149,967 253 16,667 187,549
Burdekin 13,010,930 40,418 2,255 5,032 4,528 50,190 2,472 310,625 415,520
Burnett 3,320,998 14,105 1,059 8 1,060 1,499 242 34,231 52,204
Burrum 335,101 3,265 2,755 8 79 8,948 182 10,892 26,129
Calliope 224,863 849 7,677 28 22 173 49 34 947 9,779
Coleman 1,278,450 66 18,792 4 49,311 11,161 79,335
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 4,095 164,534 1,957 504,418 1,019 224,031 900,054
Coral Sea 140,549 39 50,837 70 16 42 1,114 8 73 52,200
Curtis Island 57,804 10 14,427 748 174 15,359
Daintree 210,458 8 3,275 3 2,276 2,011 7,572
Diamantina 11,911,000 1,591 111,814 868 674,949 125 272,372 1,061,719
Don 374,512 1,216 17,010 1,884 98 677 3,597 9,051 33,533
Ducie 674,551 5 25,198 26,899 1,860 53,961
Embley 458,378 1,115 36,795 141 16,729 248 502 55,530
Endeavour 218,630 141 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,134 9,652
Fitzroy 14,248,292 56,521 28,641 30 6,778 6,538 32,036 11,924 148,344 290,812
Flinders 10,929,807 3,904 40,903 741 607 37,956 475 201,405 285,991
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Georgina 14,401,525 2,008 160,921 409 414,604 226 159,834 738,001
Gilbert 4,636,998 2,604 51,153 655 529 42,794 279 177,123 275,137
Haughton 407,055 1,828 31,939 365 92 966 4,373 8,212 13,465 61,241
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 1,337 13,789 2 462 200 12,148 1,198 27,326 56,463
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,096 529 178 8,803
Holroyd 1,030,690 19 5,578 < 1 21,410 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 11 16,716 1,605 7,090 11 3,116 28,549
Johnstone 231,781 347 3,518 12 4 3 4,411 43 1,674 10,011
Kolan 290,501 6,437 1,476 228 475 36 4,700 13,351
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 5,572 33,045 199 2,206 29,493 675 87,563 158,753
Lockhart 288,360 4 12,277 57 2,232 6,915 21,485
Logan-Albert 413,866 3,264 2,057 < 1 165 3,190 139 3,522 12,337
Maroochy 153,905 2,682 4,032 31 37 330 16,194 510 3,790 27,605
Mary 947,833 3,512 4,198 391 6,411 347 14,747 29,605
Mitchell 7,162,243 2,270 37,111 1,299 4,140 87,287 114 162,087 294,307
Moonie 1,465,738 5,256 10 718 1,095 359 4,937 12,376
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 201 7,364 485 17 6,296 31 14,394
Morning 368,867 338 77,886 1,259 167 2,515 18 6,695 88,878
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 1,653 4,837 164 38 8,261 5 1,980 16,939
Murray 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,249 30 490 14,350
Nicholson 3,574,411 868 113,958 457 30,258 204 101,780 247,525
Noosa 195,578 126 8,844 249 27 33,674 11 1,597 44,528
Norman 5,066,736 363 65,686 105 141 86,308 533 75,625 228,762
Normanby 2,438,587 548 28,193 78 17 40,262 14 23,213 92,325
O'Connell 238,873 871 12,981 20 48 1,056 178 3,086 18,240
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,652 1,073 4,506 6,076 16,307
Paroo 3,523,770 178 18,918 99 65,381 578 19,806 104,960
Pine 148,279 3,163 4,357 149 327 3,439 317 1,578 13,330
Pioneer 157,452 1,745 753 439 3,667 6,603
Plane 254,423 1,882 18,244 53 13 45 7,200 1,549 4,037 33,022
Proserpine 250,002 4,985 12,467 11 2 10 6,818 1,649 2,874 28,815
Ross 170,598 6,077 13,765 123 171 855 1,319 5,177 27,488
Settlement 1,188,868 4 58,810 5 16,762 8,561 84,142
Shoalwater 359,579 1,211 29,213 288 20,334 5,446 56,491
South Coast 130,572 2,283 3,317 407 1,728 513 1,312 9,559
Staaten 2,570,527 67 18,794 247 6 28,288 29 49,271 96,701
Stewart 275,475 9 6,440 2,149 5,403 14,000
Styx 301,068 1,292 26,527 828 26 88 863 7,288 5,038 41,951
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully 167,593 1,592 1,891 8 15 4,379 83 1,557 9,525
Warrego 5,216,183 2,094 525 566 18,412 438 36,417 58,452
Waterpark 182,282 100 25,288 33 57 8,863 2,284 5,527 42,151
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 2013 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2013/basin.html

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