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Water Quality Improvement Plan area pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of Water Quality Improvement Plan area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by Water Quality Improvement Plan area metadata
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WQIP area Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 42,620,332 456,101 18,098 378,414 786,602 1,639,216
Burnett Mary 5,302,218 23,846 13 44,946 112,635 181,440
Eastern Cape York 4,547,968 97,446 5,484 74,455 49,799 227,184
Fitzroy 15,610,532 165,264 7,291 60,040 188,933 421,528
Burdekin 14,045,826 72,615 5,033 67,479 363,284 508,411
Mackay Whitsunday 904,077 47,358 15 51,189 17,963 116,525
Wet Tropics 2,209,711 49,573 262 80,305 53,987 184,128

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of Water Quality Improvement Plan 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 Quality Improvement Plan 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/wqip-area.html

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