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Drainage basin pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by drainage basin metadata
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Drainage basin Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 172,970,898 1,200,308 517,754 3,036,142 2,588,335 7,342,540
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,644 251 8,895
Archer 1,380,035 14,759 29,167 10,393 54,319
Baffle 407,766 13,698 13 13,255 8,669 35,635
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 5,438 122,137 49,986 177,561
Barron 219,333 1,307 111 1,312 5,883 8,613
Black 105,519 1,074 468 3,975 5,516
Border Rivers 2,381,978 238 5,248 36,778 42,264
Boyne 249,301 2,589 145 4,837 7,571
Brisbane 1,354,920 1,427 9,780 34,792 46,000
Bulloo 5,203,638 20,123 150,149 16,764 187,036
Burdekin 13,010,930 1,853 5,033 53,867 325,235 385,988
Burnett 3,320,998 1,301 3,528 57,724 62,554
Burrum 335,101 2,874 11,475 12,218 26,566
Calliope 224,863 8,762 22 48 1,202 10,034
Coleman 1,278,450 19,416 49,482 11,175 80,073
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 164,707 506,416 228,338 899,460
Coral Sea 140,549 50,963 16 1,154 79 52,213
Curtis Island 57,804 14,641 758 174 15,573
Daintree 210,458 3,332 2,855 3,556 9,743
Diamantina 11,911,000 111,959 675,154 273,126 1,060,239
Don 374,512 21,324 3,695 10,378 35,397
Ducie 674,551 25,195 26,921 1,861 53,976
Embley 458,378 36,798 17,047 504 54,348
Endeavour 218,630 2,757 81 2,637 4,232 9,708
Fitzroy 14,248,292 32,927 7,243 48,555 162,688 251,412
Flinders 10,929,807 40,901 767 38,383 202,109 282,160
Fraser Island 165,949 3,431 2,821 13,219 1 19,473
Georgina 14,401,525 160,999 414,659 159,899 735,558
Gilbert 4,636,998 51,176 657 43,358 177,368 272,558
Haughton 407,055 36,073 184 8,124 16,377 60,758
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 15,281 462 27,826 34,745 78,314
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,089 532 179 8,799
Holroyd 1,030,690 5,578 < 1 21,455 5,098 32,132
Jacky Jacky 297,162 25,383 2,532 15,466 784 44,166
Jardine 327,317 2,346 17,795 1,519 21,660
Jeannie 362,572 16,722 1,644 7,097 3,118 28,581
Johnstone 231,781 3,780 4 9,987 1,750 15,521
Kolan 290,501 1,787 3,106 8,460 13,353
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 33,051 517 29,881 88,966 152,413
Lockhart 288,360 12,276 57 2,151 6,918 21,401
Logan-Albert 413,866 2,563 8,609 6,953 18,125
Maroochy 153,905 4,698 37 39,362 9,212 53,310
Mary 947,833 4,367 13,639 25,565 43,571
Mitchell 7,162,243 37,106 1,312 88,133 162,899 289,450
Moonie 1,465,738 10 1,635 6,982 8,627
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 7,545 488 6,443 14,475
Morning 368,867 77,884 1,280 2,523 6,742 88,428
Mornington Island 99,830 11,832 1,076 4 12,912
Mossman 46,574 1,781 449 896 3,125
Mulgrave-Russell 198,740 5,700 38 14,865 4,691 25,294
Murray 110,739 8,268 2 10,782 636 19,687
Nicholson 3,574,411 113,963 30,389 102,080 246,432
Noosa 195,578 8,946 249 42,151 1,215 52,562
Norman 5,066,736 65,741 106 86,861 75,678 228,386
Normanby 2,438,587 28,190 78 40,432 23,255 91,955
O'Connell 238,873 13,293 4,202 4,667 22,162
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,651 1,075 4,511 6,076 16,313
Paroo 3,523,770 18,920 66,185 20,073 105,178
Pine 148,279 6,368 10,949 2,547 19,865
Pioneer 157,452 971 4,432 5,742 11,145
Plane 254,423 19,272 13 29,970 5,327 54,582
Proserpine 250,002 12,929 2 12,584 2,228 27,743
Ross 170,598 15,104 1,465 7,681 24,251
Settlement 1,188,868 58,806 16,794 8,568 84,168
Shoalwater 359,579 51,031 1,099 6,445 58,575
South Coast 130,572 4,820 13,072 3,281 21,173
Staaten 2,570,527 18,791 249 28,353 49,292 96,685
Stewart 275,475 6,448 2,151 5,403 14,002
Styx 301,068 35,188 26 613 5,588 41,414
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 5,337 2 631 673 6,642
Tully 167,593 1,907 9 11,779 1,743 15,438
Warrego 5,216,183 899 19,265 40,289 60,453
Waterpark 182,282 27,542 9,230 8,000 44,773
Watson 469,442 6,851 5,441 2,262 14,554
Wenlock 755,519 10,321 17,443 3,785 31,548
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 pre-clear wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-pre-clear/basin.html

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