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Drainage basin 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2017 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 172,970,898 312,504 1,138,427 4,197 514,431 37,568 2,829,549 80,643 2,429,067 7,346,387
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,637 251 8,888
Archer 1,380,035 98 14,757 10 29,055 10,380 54,300
Baffle 407,766 1,011 13,600 13 140 10,382 294 6,805 32,245
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 63,413 3,931 2,645 113,121 7,286 47,104 237,500
Barron 219,333 4,701 976 < 1 111 69 279 141 4,037 10,316
Black 105,519 761 1,038 13 375 45 3,421 5,653
Border Rivers 2,381,978 18,165 197 634 4,014 1,312 27,095 51,418
Boyne 249,301 2,081 1,638 5 4,218 4 36 3,809 11,791
Brisbane 1,354,920 21,087 655 119 534 3,483 611 21,751 48,240
Bulloo 5,203,638 414 20,125 126 149,967 253 16,667 187,551
Burdekin 13,010,930 41,016 2,251 5,032 4,528 50,183 2,472 310,257 415,739
Burnett 3,320,998 14,182 1,057 8 1,060 1,497 242 34,144 52,190
Burrum 335,101 3,289 2,755 8 84 8,926 182 10,864 26,109
Calliope 224,863 861 7,673 28 22 160 49 34 946 9,774
Coleman 1,278,450 82 18,792 4 49,311 11,161 79,351
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 4,148 164,534 1,957 504,440 1,019 223,827 899,925
Coral Sea 140,549 39 50,835 70 16 42 1,114 8 73 52,198
Curtis Island 57,804 10 14,427 748 174 15,359
Daintree 210,458 8 3,275 3 2,274 2,011 7,571
Diamantina 11,911,000 1,646 111,814 873 674,945 125 272,372 1,061,775
Don 374,512 1,293 17,007 1,884 98 677 3,599 9,041 33,598
Ducie 674,551 7 25,198 26,899 1,860 53,963
Embley 458,378 1,225 36,795 141 16,729 248 502 55,641
Endeavour 218,630 143 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,132 9,652
Fitzroy 14,248,292 58,795 28,641 30 6,778 6,544 31,686 11,909 147,895 292,279
Flinders 10,929,807 4,072 40,903 741 604 37,955 475 201,176 285,926
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Georgina 14,401,525 2,094 160,921 409 414,604 226 159,834 738,087
Gilbert 4,636,998 2,695 51,153 655 530 42,603 300 173,278 271,215
Haughton 407,055 1,888 31,695 365 92 1,002 4,394 8,445 13,597 61,479
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 1,344 13,787 2 462 205 12,120 1,198 27,322 56,439
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,096 529 178 8,803
Holroyd 1,030,690 22 5,578 < 1 21,410 5,092 32,104
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 4,407 43 1,673 10,007
Kolan 290,501 6,441 1,476 231 469 36 4,693 13,347
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 5,743 33,045 199 2,206 29,490 675 87,561 158,919
Lockhart 288,360 4 12,277 57 2,232 6,915 21,485
Logan-Albert 413,866 3,285 2,057 < 1 164 3,193 136 3,520 12,355
Maroochy 153,905 1,992 4,040 282 37 371 16,144 960 3,776 27,603
Mary 947,833 3,544 4,198 391 6,409 347 14,730 29,620
Mitchell 7,162,243 2,356 37,111 1,299 4,140 87,212 114 162,057 294,288
Moonie 1,465,738 5,419 10 718 1,084 359 4,935 12,526
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 223 7,365 485 20 6,296 31 14,420
Morning 368,867 366 77,886 1,259 167 2,515 18 6,695 88,905
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman 46,574 62 1,634 9 11 165 1 402 2,284
Mulgrave-Russell 198,740 1,653 4,837 164 38 8,257 5 1,980 16,933
Murray 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,213 36 488 14,318
Nicholson 3,574,411 868 113,958 457 30,258 204 101,780 247,525
Noosa 195,578 126 8,844 249 27 33,669 11 1,596 44,523
Norman 5,066,736 387 65,683 105 141 86,305 533 75,622 228,777
Normanby 2,438,587 651 28,193 78 17 40,262 14 23,213 92,428
O'Connell 238,873 912 12,982 20 48 1,056 178 3,059 18,256
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,652 1,073 4,506 6,076 16,307
Paroo 3,523,770 200 18,918 99 65,379 578 19,806 104,980
Pine 148,279 3,204 4,271 146 343 3,380 343 1,575 13,263
Pioneer 157,452 1,754 755 437 3,665 6,610
Plane 254,423 1,896 18,244 53 13 45 7,191 1,549 4,028 33,019
Proserpine 250,002 5,107 12,471 11 2 10 6,809 1,649 2,843 28,902
Ross 170,598 6,095 13,757 114 172 851 1,321 5,171 27,481
Settlement 1,188,868 4 58,810 5 16,762 8,561 84,142
Shoalwater 359,579 1,231 29,213 288 20,334 5,445 56,510
South Coast 130,572 2,317 3,318 407 1,730 524 1,315 9,611
Staaten 2,570,527 78 18,794 247 6 28,288 29 49,271 96,712
Stewart 275,475 10 6,440 2,149 5,403 14,001
Styx 301,068 1,325 26,512 828 26 88 863 7,306 5,037 41,986
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully 167,593 1,598 1,891 8 15 4,368 83 1,547 9,511
Warrego 5,216,183 2,106 525 566 18,396 438 36,171 58,202
Waterpark 182,282 116 25,281 33 57 8,862 2,284 5,523 42,156
Watson 469,442 11 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,542
Wenlock 755,519 6 10,321 17,407 3,783 31,517
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 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/basin.html

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