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Water resource planning area pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of water resource planning area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear 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)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 292,655,161 1,580,345 1,017,522 5,518,154 3,993,967 12,109,988
Baffle Creek Basin 411,254 14,346 13 13,197 8,669 36,226
Barron 519,756 1,358 49 1,631 12,093 15,131
Border Rivers and Moonie 3,848,563 248 6,921 44,402 51,571
Boyne River Basin 250,213 2,544 147 4,837 7,528
Burdekin Basin 13,407,650 36,461 5,581 62,128 341,323 445,494
Burnett Basin 3,827,096 4,621 13,179 75,376 93,175
Calliope River Basin 223,608 8,736 22 48 1,202 10,008
Cape York 10,680,539 216,610 5,468 259,332 86,426 567,837
Condamine and Balonne 8,856,332 1,846 16,492 49,087 67,425
Cooper Creek 24,391,845 166,172 506,290 228,122 900,583
Fitzroy Basin 14,262,796 35,165 7,243 48,587 162,716 253,711
Georgina and Diamantina 26,600,964 278,789 1,090,125 433,052 1,801,966
Gold Coast 130,370 4,748 12,820 3,281 20,849
Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers 122,289,235 682,715 503,192 2,554,170 1,455,792 5,195,868
Gulf 31,608,012 457,621 3,575 276,528 710,794 1,448,517
Logan Basin 415,282 2,689 8,915 6,953 18,557
Mary Basin 1,343,931 15,286 252 75,442 38,498 129,478
Mitchell 6,868,754 37,197 1,312 87,698 156,879 283,086
Moreton 1,562,430 10,308 37,214 37,859 85,382
Pioneer Valley 242,308 3,170 13 15,307 7,491 25,981
Warrego, Paroo, Bulloo and Nebine 18,759,198 43,535 341,089 78,025 462,649
Wet Tropics 1,949,368 40,295 212 78,359 47,704 166,571
Whitsunday 205,658 6,475 12,532 3,387 22,393

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 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/water-resource-planning-area.html

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