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Drainage division 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage division

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 wetland system extent by drainage division metadata
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Drainage division 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) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified) riverine
Total 172,795,463 312,347 1,072,703 4,127 514,415 37,530 2,827,770 80,634 2,429,351 7,278,876
Bulloo 5,203,638 414 20,125 126 149,967 253 16,667 187,551
Gulf 45,317,909 18,160 635,103 4,508 8,410 547,113 2,595 903,223 2,119,112
Lake Eyre 50,994,021 7,887 444,601 3,239 1,594,054 1,370 656,033 2,707,184
Murray Darling 26,254,125 89,306 23,580 4,670 201,997 9,973 135,469 464,996
North East Coast 45,025,770 196,580 437,600 4,127 21,601 21,084 334,639 66,443 717,958 1,800,032

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of drainage divisions.

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 division 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/drainage-division.html

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