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Drainage sub-basin 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage sub-basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2017 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 172,799,332 312,344 1,072,720 4,127 514,415 37,521 2,827,768 80,634 2,428,994 7,278,522
Albert River 78,190 299 38 49 247 38 1,055 1,726
Alice River 1,292,574 65 112 13 22,566 8,123 30,880
Archer River 1,068,849 52 14,757 7 28,029 7,453 50,298
Baffle Creek 407,766 1,011 13,600 13 140 10,382 294 6,805 32,245
Balonne River 3,823,383 45,048 39 1,021 7,902 4,080 27,506 85,596
Barcoo River 5,301,482 1,169 43 678 4,398 107 52,501 58,896
Barker & Barambah Creeks 591,904 3,794 20 519 36 3,980 8,349
Barratta Creek 184,660 1,296 17,762 167 22 673 2,770 6,761 4,459 33,910
Barron River 208,639 4,351 976 < 1 111 69 279 141 3,909 9,839
Black River 105,519 761 1,038 13 375 45 3,421 5,653
Bohle River 36,891 155 2,511 3 7 262 577 939 4,454
Bowen River 944,748 2,185 64 305 273 12 24,961 27,800
Boyne & Auburn Rivers 1,303,251 2,859 146 434 100 13,852 17,391
Boyne River 249,301 2,081 1,638 5 4,218 4 36 3,809 11,791
Bremer River 202,824 1,555 54 1,557 134 1,499 4,799
Brisbane River 701,500 13,274 655 119 77 856 170 10,996 26,147
Bulloo River 5,203,638 414 20,125 126 149,967 253 16,667 187,551
Burrum River 119,898 1,195 1,288 50 3,398 132 2,734 8,797
Caboolture River 46,673 385 1,150 228 2,119 115 467 4,464
Calliope River 224,863 861 7,673 28 22 160 49 34 946 9,774
Cliffdale Creek 622,991 4 33,987 2 7,928 2,893 44,814
Cloncurry River 4,733,390 2,281 309 11,758 76 127,325 141,749
Coen River 311,186 46 3 1,026 2,926 4,002
Coleman River 521,726 14 4,099 4 8,020 8,240 20,378
Comet River 1,727,489 6,215 3,026 846 4,214 311 15,058 29,669
Condamine River 3,051,741 16,263 319 660 2,965 720 12,737 33,665
Coomera & Nerang Rivers 130,572 2,317 3,318 407 1,730 524 1,315 9,611
Cooper Creek 9,575,241 823 143,226 220 453,887 451 89,288 687,895
Curtis Island 57,804 10 14,427 748 174 15,359
Daintree River 210,458 8 3,275 3 2,274 2,011 7,571
Dawson River 5,068,741 9,831 2,371 1,769 9,571 1,179 27,831 52,552
Diamantina River 11,911,000 1,646 111,814 873 674,945 125 272,372 1,061,775
Don River 374,512 1,293 17,007 1,884 98 677 3,599 9,041 33,598
Ducie River 357,911 7 11,900 8,136 934 20,978
Dumaresq River 431,196 2,856 1 331 15 7,310 10,513
Edward River 756,724 68 14,693 41,291 2,922 58,974
Eight Mile Creek 162,505 5,441 2 3,722 473 9,638
Einasleigh River 2,435,365 1,334 408 193 19,628 65 79,948 101,576
Elliott River 74,063 1,181 1,060 8 33 4,209 48 332 6,871
Embley River 191,482 293 14,135 1,195 54 15,677
Endeavour River 218,630 143 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,132 9,652
Eyre Creek 7,155,781 809 160,027 162 361,056 70 69,814 591,938
Fitzroy River 1,143,110 9,470 28,641 30 676 494 8,283 8,711 13,471 69,776
Flinders River 5,187,311 1,721 40,903 741 295 18,549 201 62,893 125,302
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 1,285 894 247 53,548 156 90,020 146,148
Gilbert River 2,201,634 1,361 51,153 247 337 22,976 235 93,330 169,639
Gregory River 91,049 819 349 1 1,255 2 4,053 6,480
Hann River 966,394 9 20,173 2 23,378 3 7,133 50,698
Haughton River 222,395 592 13,933 198 70 330 1,624 1,684 9,138 27,569
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert River 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 River 532,582 20 2,879 < 1 9,895 3,361 16,156
Isaac River 2,232,467 7,145 440 1,272 3,688 410 47,918 60,873
Isis River 50,091 94 57 < 1 64 3,745 3,961
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 2,699 11,516 1,732 15,948
Kolan River 290,501 6,441 1,476 231 469 36 4,693 13,347
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 5,743 33,045 199 2,206 29,490 675 87,561 158,919
Lockhart River 288,360 4 12,277 57 2,232 6,915 21,485
Lockyer Creek 296,991 1,625 394 811 267 7,357 10,455
Logan River 335,676 2,986 2,019 < 1 115 2,946 98 2,465 10,629
Lower Burdekin River 1,048,562 11,928 2,251 32 990 523 610 55,348 71,683
Lower Burnett River 566,660 4,936 1,057 8 880 380 32 10,302 17,596
Lower Mary River 677,690 2,081 4,198 390 6,272 341 8,703 21,985
Macintyre Brook 432,482 2,384 102 138 79 8,788 11,491
Macintyre & Weir Rivers 1,518,300 12,926 197 531 3,545 1,218 10,997 29,414
Mackenzie River 1,305,897 4,224 140 1,062 3,810 1,016 15,119 25,372
Maranoa River 2,003,528 1,429 5 326 1,195 99 5,168 8,223
Maroochy River 153,905 1,992 4,040 282 37 371 16,144 960 3,776 27,603
Mcdonald River 273,439 8,667 16,403 839 25,909
Mission River 266,896 933 22,660 141 15,534 248 448 39,964
Mitchell River 4,131,477 875 37,111 1,050 3,774 60,717 106 120,641 224,273
Moonie River 1,465,738 5,419 10 718 1,084 359 4,935 12,526
Moreton Island 17,858 117 175 1,255 1,547
Morning Inlet 173,004 302 33,591 1,089 8 1,028 18 3,472 39,508
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman River 46,574 62 1,634 9 11 165 1 402 2,284
Mulgrave River 131,677 123 4,209 164 38 3,086 1,470 9,090
Murray River 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,213 36 488 14,318
Nicholson River 3,574,411 868 113,958 457 30,258 204 101,780 247,525
Nogoa River 2,770,589 21,910 126 1,100 2,121 282 28,498 54,036
Noosa River 195,578 126 8,844 249 27 33,669 11 1,596 44,523
Norman River 5,066,736 387 65,683 105 141 86,305 533 75,622 228,777
Normanby River 1,472,192 642 8,020 78 15 16,884 11 16,080 41,730
North Johnstone River 103,100 72 7 4 116 28 844 1,070
North Pine River 57,693 2,658 2,132 14 77 854 33 585 6,353
O'connell River 238,873 912 12,982 20 48 1,056 178 3,059 18,256
Olive river 205,474 3,922 1,073 4,424 1,376 10,796
Palmer River 842,363 410 108 146 3,452 14,149 18,264
Paroo River 3,523,770 200 18,918 99 65,379 578 19,806 104,980
Pascoe River 211,820 730 82 4,700 5,511
Pioneer River 157,452 1,754 755 437 3,665 6,610
Plane Creek 254,423 1,896 18,244 53 13 45 7,191 1,549 4,028 33,019
Proserpine River 250,002 5,107 12,471 11 2 10 6,809 1,649 2,843 28,902
Ross River 133,707 5,940 11,246 112 164 588 745 4,232 23,027
Russell River 67,063 1,531 628 5,170 5 510 7,843
Saxby River 1,009,107 70 7,648 198 10,959 18,875
Settlement River 106,685 6,896 1 3,040 2,921 12,858
Shoalwater 359,579 1,231 29,213 288 20,334 5,445 56,510
Skardon River 43,201 4,630 2,360 86 7,077
South Johnstone River 128,680 275 3,511 12 3 4,291 15 830 8,936
South Pine River 43,913 161 989 132 38 406 195 523 2,446
Staaten River 2,570,527 78 18,794 247 6 28,288 29 49,271 96,712
Stanley River 153,605 4,633 8 259 39 1,899 6,839
Stewart River 275,475 10 6,440 2,149 5,403 14,001
Stradbroke Islands 29,106 102 995 310 16 4,625 31 6,078
Styx River 301,068 1,325 26,512 828 26 88 863 7,306 5,037 41,986
Suttor River 7,394,868 24,863 540 2,668 15,403 1,300 118,640 163,414
Thomson River 9,510,070 2,156 21,265 1,060 46,155 461 82,038 153,134
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully River 167,593 1,598 1,891 8 15 4,368 83 1,547 9,511
Upper Burdekin River 3,622,752 2,040 4,395 565 33,984 550 111,308 152,842
Upper Burnett River 859,183 2,593 14 164 74 6,010 8,854
Upper Mary River 270,143 1,463 2 137 6 6,027 7,635
Wallam Creeks 4,786,303 672 3,568 637 101,059 2,386 1,693 110,016
Walsh River 895,828 1,006 29 207 477 8 19,144 20,871
Warrego River 5,216,183 2,106 525 566 18,396 438 36,171 58,202
Waterpark Creek 182,282 116 25,281 33 57 8,862 2,284 5,523 42,156
Watson River 469,442 11 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,542
Wenlock River 755,519 6 10,321 17,407 3,783 31,517
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 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/sub-basin.html

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