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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment pre-clear wetland system extents

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment metadata
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WQIP catchment Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 42,620,437 456,108 18,098 378,416 786,603 1,639,225
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 6,488 189 2,851 9,527
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 1,033 3,436 392 4,861
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 72 2,196 3,967 6,236
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 207 927 1,134
Annan River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 1,883 742 205 156 1,103
Annan River - lower, outside National Park (incl. Esk River, Hardwicke Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 18,005 47 24 701 773
Annan River - upper (above gorge) outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 35,739 12 660 672
Annie River, Saltwater Creek and Fifteen Mile Creek (Eastern Cape York) 269,719 67 6,866 1,935 8,868
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 13,528 13 13,135 8,669 35,345
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 1,072 2,890 216 4,178
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 30 410 433 873
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 3,609 22 1,763 3,813 9,208
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 1,322 56 1,291 5,873 8,542
Basalt River (Burdekin) 286,199 3,119 8,701 11,820
Bathurst and Ninian Bays (Eastern Cape York) 24,974 7 < 1 7
Bathurst Bay draining creeks (incl. Muck River) (Eastern Cape York) 53,352 1,825 240 306 2,372
Belyando floodplain (Burdekin) 203,024 3,080 3,241 6,321
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 3,369 1,386 5,476 10,232
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 1,618 249 326 2,193
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 1,486 1,486
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 12 45 6,689 6,747
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 20 7,065 7,085
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 2,601 145 4,837 7,583
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 6,901 6,901
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 17,618 3,987 7,639 29,244
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 366 8,363 8,729
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 307 10,880 11,187
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 < 1 300 29,253 29,554
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 1,307 3,528 57,724 62,560
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 2,780 11,507 12,218 26,505
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 25 755 1,473 2,253
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 5,183 22 48 1,201 6,454
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 772 133 4,654 5,559
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 490 2,641 26,796 29,927
Cape Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,032 4,882 1,085 25 5,992
Cape Flattery dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 25,028 394 743 2,063 12 3,212
Cape River (Burdekin) 913,940 40 4,287 23,616 27,943
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 2,701 12,739 15,440
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 570 542 292 1,404
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 2 46 111 947 1,106
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 47 2,107 19,380 21,533
Claudie River (incl. Deep, Swamp creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 15,927 165 71 630 866
Coastal creeks and dunes (north of Nesbit) (Eastern Cape York) 44,836 828 1,115 1,657 3,599
Coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 48,061 394 60 2,860 47 3,360
Coastal dunes north shore of Endeavour River (Eastern Cape York) 5,863 21 151 < 1 172
Comet River (Fitzroy) 1,729,049 3,282 6,846 16,226 26,354
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 73 1,461 26,403 27,936
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 3,241 198 217 3,657
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 14,812 758 174 15,744
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 3,318 2,838 3,544 9,699
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 91 617 708
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 55 1,650 1,705
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 2,304 1,129 3,769 7,202
Douglas Creek (Burdekin) 122,846 6 2,892 2,898
Dry River (Burdekin) 202,310 2 3,670 5,375 9,046
Eden Lassie Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,000 2,319 223 322 2,864
Endeavour River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 2,257 1,298 90 233 1,620
Endeavour River - lower (incl. Cameron, Poison creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 24,037 102 505 369 976
Endeavour River - north branch (incl. Isabella, Mango Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 18,019 88 253 340
Endeavour River - right branch (Eastern Cape York) 38,771 1,054 630 1,685
Endeavour River - south branch (Eastern Cape York) 14,720 0
Escape River (Eastern Cape York) 32,685 457 257 3,446 < 1 4,160
Estuaries draining into Temple Bay, Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,110 3,467 7 5 3,478
Estuaries (incl. Jacky Jacky, Escape, Harmer) (Eastern Cape York) 26,482 24,042 183 < 1 24,226
Estuaries (incl. Stewart, Rocky, other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,927 6,411 76 13 6,501
Fanning River (Burdekin) 110,772 207 6,461 6,667
Fitzroy River (Fitzroy) 1,133,947 27,769 683 16,366 15,236 60,055
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 644 228 157 1,029
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 298 3,129 3,427
Gillinbin Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 13,107 424 2,387 414 3,225
Glenmore Creek (Burdekin) 160,911 54 5,090 5,145
Glennie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 36,334 244 244
Goanna, Breakfast, Whiphandle creeks (Eastern Cape York) 56,201 15 272 1,038 1,325
Gorge, Running creeks (Eastern Cape York) 41,345 20 994 582 1,596
Gray Creek (Burdekin) 169,505 65 3,984 4,050
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 2,227 275 329 2,831
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 25 7,256 7,280
Hann Creek (Eastern Cape York) 28,672 2 2
Harmer, Little Harmer Creeks (Eastern Cape York) 108,898 161 361 1,781 312 2,615
Haughton River (Burdekin) 232,550 17,828 162 3,576 10,528 32,094
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 15,118 98 27,770 34,669 77,655
Hinchinbrook Island (Wet Tropics) 39,543 7,933 531 178 8,642
Indian Bay (Eastern Cape York) 863 0
Jack River and Beattie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 148,352 1,968 1,957 3,924
Jacky Jacky Creek (Eastern Cape York) 31,041 46 5,753 135 5,934
Jeannie estuaries (incl. Horwick, Starcke, Dead Dog and other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,543 8,533 0 < 1 3 8,536
Jeannie River (Eastern Cape York) 46,942 100 28 710 838
Johnstone (Wet Tropics) 232,153 3,779 4 10,036 1,750 15,568
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 13 290 997 1,299
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 114 7,574 7,688
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 401 16 75 492
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 3,302 1,766 5,069
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 8,686 8,686
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 1,799 3,201 8,460 13,460
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 20 89 3,565 3,673
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 657 876 1,533
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 701 4,078 187 4,966
Little Bowen River (Burdekin) 147,193 64 723 2,641 3,428
Little Laura River (incl. Shepherd, Pine Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 89,372 692 991 1,683
Lloyd Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,422 518 518
Lockhart, Claudie and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 9,537 7,782 11 26 7,819
Lockhart River (incl. Eden, Arroto and Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 82,829 6 9 345 2,875 3,235
Lockhart town and surrounds (incl. dunes) (Eastern Cape York) 4,018 69 < 1 371 440
Logan Creek (Burdekin) 403,627 59 2,267 2,326
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 1,044 8,974 4,812 14,829
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 11 450 5,958 6,419
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 159 7,189 10,651 17,999
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 598 5,888 6,486
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 424 8,100 8,524
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 1,865 2,975 408 5,247
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 141 6,039 22,959 29,139
Margaret Bay (Eastern Cape York) 833 3 3
Marion Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 11,201 710 941 409 2,061
Marrett River, Sandalwood and Birthday creeks (Eastern Cape York) 134,518 14 1,167 157 1,338
Mary (Burnett Mary) 946,581 4,432 13,574 25,565 43,570
Massy Creek, Rocky River (Eastern Cape York) 48,405 1 349 2,621 2,971
McIvor, Morgan rivers and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 58,801 501 321 2,999 639 4,461
Middle and West Claudie Rivers (incl. Gordon, Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 17,736 0
Mistake Creek (Burdekin) 587,421 911 9,292 10,203
Morehead River, Healy Creek and Hann River (Eastern Cape York) 425,766 8,294 2,869 11,162
Mossman (Wet Tropics) 47,285 1,786 483 905 3,174
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 5,650 94 14,799 4,691 25,232
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 2,816 183 1,193 4,191
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 8,761 2 10,386 636 19,785
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 1,526 1,490 365 3,381
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 295 1,635 1,931
Nesbit, Chester and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 4,338 3,022 39 85 3,146
Nesbit River (incl. Leo Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 68,059 < 1 444 121 565
Nogoa River (Fitzroy) 1,616,991 205 1,654 18,103 19,962
Normanby estuarine waters (incl. Bizant, Normanby, Saltwater and others adjacent Princess Charlotte Bay) (Eastern Cape York) 54,162 27,758 874 82 28,714
Normanby /lower Laura rivers (incl. Brown, Cabbage Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 205,565 78 4,528 986 5,592
Normanby River - lower and Bizant River (Eastern Cape York) 105,992 402 5,391 2,734 8,526
Normanby - upper (incl. West, East and Granite Normanby Rivers, Bridge Ck) (Eastern Cape York) 290,818 2,471 6,847 9,319
North Jacky Jacky Creek – dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 13,858 142 155 746 289 1,332
North Jeannie coastal creeks outside National Park (incl. Horwick River, Wakooka Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 110,554 5,269 45 628 980 6,923
North Kennedy River (Eastern Cape York) 191,510 4,139 1,439 5,578
Oaky , Wallace, Lyon creeks (Eastern Cape York) 33,909 584 584
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 613 753 992 2,358
Olive River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 751 470 101 571
Olive River (incl. Horseshoe, Scorpion creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 124,133 < 1 < 1 3,509 374 3,884
Pascoe - headwaters (incl. Little Pascoe, Fall creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 64,780 74 3,274 3,348
Pascoe - lower, outside National Park (incl. Tin and coastal creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,638 622 832 1,454
Pascoe - mid (incl. Garraway, Brown creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 31,243 266 266
Pascoe - mid (incl. Hamilton Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 11,269 206 206
Pascoe River estuary and other estuaries draining into Wemouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 1,325 112 8 4 124
Pascoe - upper (incl. Yam, One Mile creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,658 115 115
Pelican Creek (Burdekin) 148,083 1 2,079 2,080
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 2,135 3,255 5,390
Plane Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,963 972 465 299 1,736
Port of Cape Flattery (land side) (Eastern Cape York) 9,437 10 557 349 5 921
Port of Cape Flattery marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 14,707 22 22
Port of Cooktown marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 3,067 11 11
Port of Quintell Beach marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 1,364 2 2
Princess Charlotte Bay (Eastern Cape York) 137,329 25 25
Proserpine River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,490 147 788 935
Reliance Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 10,662 1,592 756 150 2,499
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,740 2 6 72 1,819
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 5,973 9,993 1,728 17,694
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 52 6,108 6,160
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 171 735 905
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 458 4,862 5,321
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 9,535 272 6,276 16,083
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 1 3,470 3,471
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 301 1,282 1,583
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 844 13 4,940 1,209 7,005
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 787 396 12 1,194
Sellheim River (Burdekin) 170,458 26 4,885 4,911
Shelburne Bay dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 49,236 69 2,773 891 1 3,735
Shelburne Bay (Eastern Cape York) 25,164 24 < 1 24
Shoalwater Creek (Fitzroy) 361,610 51,602 1,093 6,395 59,091
South Annan coastal creeks outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 15,542 559 318 207 1,084
St Helens Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,566 1,473 56 802 2,332
Star River (Burdekin) 199,399 145 7,775 7,921
Starcke River (Eastern Cape York) 50,093 66 38 991 462 1,557
Stewart River - headwaters outside National Park (incl. Little Stewart, Station creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 38,767 364 364
Stewart River, Terrible Creek (Eastern Cape York) 37,627 37 344 381
Stones Creek (Burdekin) 77,525 2,920 2,920
Styx River (Fitzroy) 299,512 34,987 26 611 5,588 41,212
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 1,133 16,370 17,503
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 3,936 6,125 94 10,156
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 451 452
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,906 9 12,171 1,743 15,829
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 175 1,632 1,807
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 2,276 13,211 10,056 25,542
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 525 525
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 2,296 3,183 6,087 11,565
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 380 2,981 23,354 26,714
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 24 24
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 582 10,769 11,351
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 11,870 2,332 3,746 17,949
Walker Bay (Eastern Cape York) 246 10 10
Walsh Bay (Eastern Cape York) 189 1 1
Waterhole Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 21,131 1,375 1,109 59 2,543
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 28,310 9,179 7,988 45,477
Weary Bay (Eastern Cape York) 540 0
West Hill Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,396 1,693 2,855 243 4,791
Weymouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,352 9 9
Whitsunday Coast (Mackay Whitsunday) 19,560 711 66 47 824
Wilson Creek, Portland Road coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 13,471 375 3 27 215 620

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of Water Quality Improvement Plan catchments.

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 catchment 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.html

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