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Drainage basin 2019 wetland system extents

Definition of drainage basin

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2019 wetland system extent by drainage basin metadata
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Drainage basin 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 172,970,898 313,243 1,138,408 4,194 514,431 37,577 2,829,079 80,718 2,427,926 7,345,576
Arafura Sea 26,297 8,637 251 8,888
Archer 1,380,035 98 14,757 10 29,055 10,380 54,300
Baffle 407,766 1,009 13,599 13 140 10,373 294 6,805 32,233
Balonne-Condamine 13,664,954 63,517 3,931 2,645 112,963 7,286 47,019 237,361
Barron 219,333 4,705 976 < 1 111 69 279 141 4,037 10,320
Black 105,519 761 1,038 13 374 45 3,420 5,652
Border Rivers 2,381,978 18,208 197 635 4,006 1,312 26,973 51,331
Boyne 249,301 2,081 1,638 5 4,218 4 36 3,808 11,791
Brisbane 1,354,920 21,085 652 116 534 3,479 610 21,740 48,216
Bulloo 5,203,638 414 20,125 126 149,967 253 16,667 187,551
Burdekin 13,010,930 41,086 2,251 5,032 4,528 50,177 2,472 310,128 415,674
Burnett 3,320,998 14,182 1,057 8 1,060 1,485 242 34,098 52,132
Burrum 335,101 3,292 2,755 8 84 8,924 182 10,859 26,105
Calliope 224,863 861 7,673 28 22 160 49 34 946 9,774
Coleman 1,278,450 84 18,792 4 49,311 11,161 79,353
Cooper Creek 24,386,792 4,158 164,534 1,957 504,440 1,019 223,820 899,927
Coral Sea 140,549 39 50,831 70 16 42 1,114 8 73 52,194
Curtis Island 57,804 10 14,427 748 174 15,359
Daintree 210,458 8 3,275 3 2,272 2,010 7,568
Diamantina 11,911,000 1,653 111,814 873 674,945 125 272,372 1,061,783
Don 374,512 1,300 17,007 1,884 98 677 3,599 9,028 33,593
Ducie 674,551 7 25,198 26,899 1,860 53,963
Embley 458,378 1,131 36,795 141 16,729 248 502 55,546
Endeavour 218,630 143 2,685 81 11 2,568 32 4,132 9,652
Fitzroy 14,248,292 58,825 28,641 30 6,778 6,544 31,646 11,909 147,714 292,087
Flinders 10,929,807 4,098 40,903 741 604 37,955 475 201,170 285,945
Fraser Island 165,949 3,442 2,821 13,110 1 19,374
Georgina 14,401,525 2,137 160,921 409 414,604 226 159,833 738,130
Gilbert 4,636,998 2,715 51,153 655 530 42,603 300 173,216 271,172
Haughton 407,055 1,891 31,695 365 92 1,002 4,382 8,445 13,579 61,452
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert 987,310 1,331 13,787 2 462 205 12,116 1,210 27,320 56,432
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 8,096 529 178 8,803
Holroyd 1,030,690 26 5,578 < 1 21,410 5,092 32,108
Jacky Jacky 297,162 25,385 2,511 15,458 785 44,138
Jardine 327,317 < 1 2,346 17,783 1,518 21,648
Jeannie 362,572 11 16,716 1,605 7,090 11 3,116 28,549
Johnstone 231,781 347 3,518 12 4 3 4,407 43 1,673 10,006
Kolan 290,501 6,439 1,476 231 469 36 4,691 13,342
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt 3,288,217 5,743 33,045 199 2,206 29,490 675 87,561 158,919
Lockhart 288,360 4 12,277 57 2,232 6,915 21,485
Logan-Albert 413,866 3,289 2,057 < 1 164 3,191 136 3,519 12,357
Maroochy 153,905 1,948 4,038 282 37 387 16,037 1,042 3,765 27,537
Mary 947,833 3,549 4,198 391 6,408 347 14,728 29,622
Mitchell 7,162,243 2,402 37,111 1,299 4,140 87,211 114 162,028 294,305
Moonie 1,465,738 5,419 10 719 1,084 359 4,886 12,477
Moreton Bay Islands 57,057 216 7,364 485 20 6,295 31 14,412
Morning 368,867 373 77,886 1,259 167 2,515 18 6,695 88,912
Mornington Island 99,830 45 11,807 1,075 4 12,931
Mossman 46,574 85 1,633 9 11 165 1 402 2,307
Mulgrave-Russell 198,740 1,660 4,837 164 38 8,256 5 1,980 16,940
Murray 110,739 327 8,250 2 2 5,208 36 488 14,313
Nicholson 3,574,411 868 113,958 457 30,258 204 101,780 247,525
Noosa 195,578 126 8,844 249 27 33,656 11 1,593 44,507
Norman 5,066,736 397 65,679 105 141 86,301 533 75,622 228,778
Normanby 2,438,587 657 28,193 78 17 40,262 14 23,213 92,434
O'Connell 238,873 921 12,981 20 50 1,056 178 3,058 18,263
Olive-Pascoe 417,294 4,652 1,073 4,506 6,076 16,307
Paroo 3,523,770 200 18,918 99 65,379 578 19,803 104,977
Pine 148,279 3,207 4,267 146 341 3,370 345 1,575 13,251
Pioneer 157,452 1,754 754 < 1 436 3,665 6,609
Plane 254,423 1,908 18,244 53 13 45 7,181 1,549 4,026 33,020
Proserpine 250,002 5,113 12,473 11 2 10 6,811 1,629 2,841 28,889
Ross 170,598 6,098 13,757 114 172 851 1,321 5,162 27,475
Settlement 1,188,868 4 58,810 5 16,762 8,561 84,142
Shoalwater 359,579 1,231 29,213 288 20,334 5,444 56,509
South Coast 130,572 2,318 3,318 408 1,723 524 1,313 9,604
Staaten 2,570,527 83 18,794 247 6 28,287 29 49,271 96,717
Stewart 275,475 10 6,440 2,149 5,403 14,001
Styx 301,068 1,325 26,512 828 26 88 863 7,306 5,037 41,986
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 92 5,329 2 618 664 6,704
Tully 167,593 1,598 1,891 8 15 4,362 83 1,547 9,504
Warrego 5,216,183 2,106 525 566 18,353 438 35,840 57,829
Waterpark 182,282 119 25,281 33 45 8,862 2,284 5,521 42,145
Watson 469,442 389 6,837 5,435 2,259 14,921
Wenlock 755,519 6 10,321 2 17,407 3,783 31,519
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 2019 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent/basin.html

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