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Drainage sub-basin 2017 wetland habitat extents

Definition of drainage sub-basin

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2017 wetland habitat extent by drainage sub-basin metadata
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Drainage sub-basin Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA14 LA15 LA16a LA16b LC06 LC07 LC08a LC08b LC09 PA10 PA11a PA11b PA11c PA12a PA12b PA12c PA12d PA13 PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05 XX99-P-A XX99-P-C
Total 172,799,332 3,350 432,015 571,037 466,825 21,198 38 179 8,392 156 7,620 998 1,172 83,840 107,212 1,374,939 82,545 156,975 142,259 207,190 3,027 28 266,595 12,921 143,471 10,141 118,474 155,846 16,080 44 3,330 3,272 4,732 4,405,901
Albert River 78,190 3 36 < 1 62 219 319
Alice River 1,292,574 18,513 1,108 275 2,494 22,390
Archer River 1,068,849 3,412 11,309 14,030 169 9,689 1,836 2,141 42,586
Baffle Creek 407,766 507 8,281 4,806 13 3,417 466 53 5,715 325 699 24,283
Balonne River 3,823,383 15 29 1,506 195 43 865 2,492 215 2,725 163 1,809 1,465 166 169 29 11,885
Barcoo River 5,301,482 43 378 1,039 753 92 1,239 283 679 2 11 4,519
Barker & Barambah Creeks 591,904 5 32 512 549
Barratta Creek 184,660 8,787 2,109 415 62 117 89 57 9,163 2 20,801
Barron River 208,639 951 20 111 115 155 31 3 18 99 1,503
Black River 105,519 749 216 319 10 3 87 2 1,384
Bohle River 36,891 615 594 5 15 819 2,047
Bowen River 944,748 130 52 18 3 80 283
Boyne & Auburn Rivers 1,303,251 10 428 48 48 534
Boyne River 249,301 2 817 824 3 37 1,683
Bremer River 202,824 577 1 410 704 1,691
Brisbane River 701,500 47 514 193 14 850 160 1,779
Bulloo River 5,203,638 20,086 483 6,609 66,733 18,947 1,173 18,183 37,399 169,613
Burrum River 119,898 92 643 553 623 413 120 2,025 21 327 4,818
Caboolture River 46,673 127 639 379 28 2,178 19 8 3,378
Calliope River 224,863 4,036 690 22 52 15 12 4 4,832
Cliffdale Creek 622,991 4,860 28,697 4 3,678 3,369 507 354 41,469
Cloncurry River 4,733,390 2,425 714 3,974 4,473 141 11,728
Coen River 311,186 628 353 22 1,003
Coleman River 521,726 995 3,102 4,491 446 59 2,862 11,955
Comet River 1,727,489 3,037 829 66 1,897 1,163 523 7,514
Condamine River 3,051,741 407 698 1,369 1,291 253 < 1 32 4,051
Coomera & Nerang Rivers 130,572 519 2,195 596 83 27 16 1,842 281 < 1 5,560
Cooper Creek 9,575,241 143,099 845 11,365 391,565 14,974 5,276 29,378 596,502
Curtis Island 57,804 27 6,360 8,038 21 728 15,173
Daintree River 210,458 3,239 36 718 82 < 1 809 6 660 5,550
Dawson River 5,068,741 2,406 2,456 7 1,045 4,114 2,366 668 13,062
Diamantina River 11,911,000 111,344 12,164 3,862 586,350 19,369 2 24,141 26,917 784,148
Don River 374,512 8,177 2,083 10 53 2 6 4,124 37 14,492
Ducie River 357,911 10,958 942 4,502 3,563 30 2 19,997
Dumaresq River 431,196 52 9 6 272 6 345
Edward River 756,724 2,049 12,643 36,208 1,551 24 2,898 55,373
Eight Mile Creek 162,505 490 4,908 2,792 759 27 144 9,121
Einasleigh River 2,435,365 129 11 333 10,373 2,550 1,265 920 1,348 2,281 377 145 19,732
Elliott River 74,063 22 665 381 552 559 209 1,044 94 1,797 5,324
Embley River 191,482 10,042 4,092 846 342 < 1 15,322
Endeavour River 218,630 2,389 296 81 652 1,455 254 31 5,158
Eyre Creek 7,155,781 159,649 18,696 18,756 296,509 330 19,048 7,270 520,259
Fitzroy River 1,143,110 9,246 1,128 651 55 333 146 570 8,709 7,070 81 27,989
Flinders River 5,187,311 10,852 29,966 585 2,271 172 2,011 5,007 4,038 1,496 1,831 38 49 1,706 60,022
Fraser Island 165,949 2,925 516 2,071 750 4,551 28 8,505 27 19,372
Freshwater Creek 10,693 0
Georgina River 7,245,744 867 2,481 30,205 7 227 17,414 3,356 54,557
Gilbert River 2,201,634 8,735 42,355 77 127 115 125 1,383 4,237 2,108 14,454 73,715
Gregory River 91,049 9 233 108 28 468 70 431 261 1,607
Hann River 966,394 5,485 14,681 9,529 6,815 2,464 4,497 43,471
Haughton River 222,395 5,955 2,141 165 47 368 27 182 2,416 311 11,612
Hay 279,520 5,797 63 5,860
Herbert River 987,310 11,060 2,642 544 3,045 1,473 456 80 2,657 4,861 4 6 11 157 26,994
Hinchinbrook Island 39,692 7,735 354 158 13 322 11 8,593
Holroyd River 532,582 992 1,876 6,843 93 1,971 29 868 12,671
Isaac River 2,232,467 440 589 9 1,839 974 141 542 4,535
Isis River 50,091 2 39 16 48 1 15 121
Jacky Jacky Creek 297,162 22,205 3,168 2,209 257 13,324 135 1,179 42,477
Jardine River 327,317 1,149 1,198 1,725 15,322 225 328 19,946
Jeannie River 362,572 8,966 7,745 1,589 2,334 4,458 25,094
Kendall River 498,108 1,481 1,217 8,415 1,604 97 1,338 14,152
Kolan River 290,501 83 1,220 173 201 138 91 75 1,981
L Creek 195,863 975 43,283 71 146 601 366 300 45,743
Lagoon Creek 296,688 1,384 11,090 15 34 655 261 287 812 14,538
Lake Frome 15,184 1,535 3 1,538
Leichhardt River 3,288,217 9,695 23,343 17 141 10,054 5,882 11,335 1,994 143 361 119 183 63,267
Lockhart River 288,360 8,750 3,457 54 853 1,273 14,387
Lockyer Creek 296,991 140 < 1 54 860 1,055
Logan River 335,676 239 1,272 506 136 5 2,510 388 5 5,062
Lower Burdekin River 1,048,562 1,963 102 48 9 13 10 582 499 3,228
Lower Burnett River 566,660 2 954 109 164 < 1 87 117 44 1,478
Lower Mary River 677,690 209 3,072 916 1,712 < 1 4,209 340 351 10,810
Macintyre Brook 432,482 87 107 23 1 218
Macintyre & Weir Rivers 1,518,300 333 1,275 3,248 47 9 111 5,022
Mackenzie River 1,305,897 150 1,539 616 2,037 59 493 4,893
Maranoa River 2,003,528 6 158 149 7 73 531 7 237 1,168
Maroochy River 153,905 915 2,352 1,056 37 4,124 1,034 288 10,214 157 1,287 21,464
Mcdonald River 273,439 7,622 1,044 1,467 14,764 24,898
Mission River 266,896 18,855 3,805 11,577 3,566 136 145 38,084
Mitchell River 4,131,477 10,604 26,417 3,982 984 21,999 555 3,365 26,889 10 12 8 94,824
Moonie River 1,465,738 28 15 465 29 10 44 166 306 349 22 15 1,451
Moreton Island 17,858 117 161 14 422 833 1,547
Morning Inlet 173,004 1,510 32,072 21 38 12 1,007 202 49 181 34 38 13 508 35,684
Mornington Island 99,830 3,312 8,419 695 363 17 12,807
Mossman River 46,574 1,429 213 163 2 < 1 1,808
Mulgrave River 131,677 4,112 247 38 501 103 1,135 306 349 3 690 7,484
Murray River 110,739 7,310 924 1,457 395 4 2,722 252 74 4 260 13,401
Nicholson River 3,574,411 29,256 84,513 16,603 475 403 555 16 1,903 3,288 3,551 2,443 1,161 14 144,181
Nogoa River 2,770,589 223 223 54 1,541 72 501 2,614
Noosa River 195,578 306 5,336 3,200 239 10 7,704 7,540 789 10,976 65 6,606 42,770
Norman River 5,066,736 14,967 50,494 6,279 1,118 58,993 611 3,278 11,067 893 4,459 152,158
Normanby River 1,472,192 2,473 5,499 4,508 5,059 2,521 4,709 71 2 24,841
North Johnstone River 103,100 7 4 104 38 < 1 3 155
North Pine River 57,693 80 1,319 746 843 44 3,032
O'connell River 238,873 10,330 2,666 738 200 205 89 14,228
Olive river 205,474 3,218 697 1,063 364 1,454 415 2,142 9,352
Palmer River 842,363 2,409 171 134 709 2 3,425
Paroo River 3,523,770 18,636 16,469 7,346 7,261 14,255 818 19,550 84,336
Pascoe River 211,820 563 162 20 61 2 808
Pioneer River 157,452 712 43 197 102 68 69 1,191
Plane Creek 254,423 11,730 6,566 5,901 1,321 1,292 188 26,998
Proserpine River 250,002 9,554 2,757 1,392 2,641 1,210 3,194 20,748
Ross River 133,707 3,230 2,560 3 22 209 208 852 < 1 7,085
Russell River 67,063 609 3 111 57 3,719 369 19 18 883 5,787
Saxby River 1,009,107 467 348 6,868 120 32 7,836
Settlement River 106,685 893 5,964 776 1,389 278 595 9,894
Shoalwater 359,579 12,920 12,014 38 10 86 438 20,037 < 1 45,542
Skardon River 43,201 3,057 1,554 1,336 1,024 6,971
South Johnstone River 128,680 3,441 64 2,008 798 23 1,276 6 1 191 7,808
South Pine River 43,913 151 605 307 1 492 107 1,664
Staaten River 2,570,527 2,969 15,699 17,651 2,624 1,133 6,410 46,486
Stanley River 153,605 177 122 299
Stewart River 275,475 2,538 3,861 957 298 674 183 8,512
Stradbroke Islands 29,106 10 883 102 87 225 1,367 777 2,511 1 5,962
Styx River 301,068 5,669 10,305 26 345 18 19 36 7,668 83 24,169
Suttor River 7,394,868 11 2,358 5,747 2,627 3,140 328 258 28 4 68 144 1,832 < 1 16,545
Thomson River 9,510,070 1,076 20,097 31,947 5,428 1,267 1,008 2,632 22 4,154 67,631
Torres Strait Islands 57,023 4,714 614 2 429 3 185 5,947
Tully River 167,593 1,829 8 4 278 380 3,118 40 53 560 6,268
Upper Burdekin River 3,622,752 206 1,047 58 2,190 350 13,038 16,566 724 21 514 102 858 47 35,721
Upper Burnett River 859,183 13 54 19 83 75 7 251
Upper Mary River 270,143 55 88 143
Wallam Creeks 4,786,303 3,257 7 365 2,451 8,538 45,650 45,752 5 3 6 106,033
Walsh River 895,828 246 103 132 5 485
Warrego River 5,216,183 516 374 1,569 1 662 8,506 4,608 2,702 55 1 329 8 19,331
Waterpark Creek 182,282 19,968 2,876 4,412 1,345 706 < 1 3,579 1,103 33,990
Watson River 469,442 3,135 3,675 3,553 1,283 480 98 12,224
Wenlock River 755,519 10,084 237 16,322 709 29 40 104 27,525
Whitsunday Island 16,059 538 56 16 610

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of drainage sub-basins.

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LA14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
LA15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
LA16a Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake
LA16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake
LC06 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
LC07 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC08b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
LC09 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
PA10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
PA11a Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp
PA11b Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp
PA11c Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp
PA12b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp
PA12c Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12d Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp
PA13 Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp
PC02a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC02b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
PC02c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC02d Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
PC04a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC04c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC04d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-A Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal

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 sub-basin 2017 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2017/sub-basin.html

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