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Water resource planning area 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of water resource planning area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 wetland system extent by water resource planning area metadata
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Water resource planning area 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 292,655,161 410,680 1,556,210 1,183 1,011,331 49,235 5,310,499 60,561 3,835,109 12,234,809
Baffle Creek Basin 411,254 1,018 14,245 13 140 10,403 293 6,805 32,918
Barron 519,756 5,620 977 < 1 49 286 479 144 9,755 17,311
Border Rivers and Moonie 3,848,563 23,334 207 1,359 5,136 1,713 32,762 64,511
Boyne River Basin 250,213 2,066 1,601 5 4,218 4 36 3,809 11,739
Burdekin Basin 13,407,650 42,911 31,561 365 5,488 5,532 54,694 10,846 324,053 475,450
Burnett Basin 3,827,096 22,708 4,019 17 1,325 7,514 328 46,967 82,878
Calliope River Basin 223,608 631 7,656 26 22 160 49 34 946 9,525
Cape York 10,680,539 2,270 215,895 5,407 183 258,434 305 86,235 568,729
Condamine and Balonne 8,856,332 63,003 363 2,008 11,971 4,859 45,344 127,548
Cooper Creek 24,391,845 4,148 165,998 1,957 504,315 1,019 223,577 901,014
Fitzroy Basin 14,262,796 58,796 29,905 30 6,778 6,543 31,718 12,787 147,979 294,537
Georgina and Diamantina 26,600,964 3,739 278,566 1,282 1,089,860 351 432,267 1,806,065
Gold Coast 130,370 2,317 3,297 407 1,729 524 1,315 9,589
Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers 122,289,235 111,287 681,961 500,321 12,259 2,529,836 15,704 1,445,865 5,297,233
Gulf 31,608,012 14,214 457,541 3,207 4,115 274,158 2,231 703,935 1,459,400
Logan Basin 415,282 3,285 2,128 < 1 165 3,202 145 3,520 12,444
Mary Basin 1,343,931 6,620 14,653 282 252 721 47,459 1,183 22,477 93,647
Mitchell 6,868,754 1,446 37,202 1,299 3,926 86,819 113 156,407 287,212
Moreton 1,562,430 24,506 7,217 265 966 13,078 1,212 23,685 70,928
Pioneer Valley 242,308 3,186 2,804 1 13 7 1,473 131 4,748 12,363
Warrego, Paroo, Bulloo and Nebine 18,759,198 3,392 43,137 1,428 334,737 3,654 74,337 460,686
Wet Tropics 1,949,368 5,332 37,362 190 212 232 36,704 1,366 35,247 116,644
Whitsunday 205,658 4,852 6,185 16 6,729 1,583 3,074 22,438

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of water resource planning areas.

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) Water resource planning area 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/water-resource-planning-area.html

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