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Drainage basin 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of drainage basin

based on a comparison of 2019 metadata and pre-clear metadata wetland mapping

2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by drainage basin metadata
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Drainage basin Wetland extent percentage 2019/pre-clear by system Total percentage
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
All 94.8% 99.4% 93.2% 93.8% 95.8%
Arafura Sea 99.9% - 100.0% - 99.9%
Archer 100.0% - 99.6% 99.9% 99.8%
Baffle 99.3% 100.0% 78.2% 78.5% 87.6%
Balonne-Condamine - 72.3% 92.5% 94.1% 97.9%
Barron 74.7% 100.0% 21.3% 68.6% 65.2%
Black 96.7% - 80.0% 86.0% 88.7%
Border Rivers - 82.7% 76.3% 73.3% 78.4%
Boyne 63.3% - 2.9% 78.7% 128.2%
Brisbane 45.7% - 35.6% 62.5% 59.0%
Bulloo - 100.0% 99.9% 99.4% 100.0%
Burdekin 121.5% 100.0% 93.1% 95.3% 97.0%
Burnett 81.2% - 42.1% 59.1% 60.7%
Burrum 95.9% - 77.8% 88.9% 85.9%
Calliope 87.6% 100.0% 100.6% 78.8% 88.8%
Coleman 96.8% - 99.7% 99.9% 99.0%
Cooper Creek - 99.9% 99.6% 98.0% 99.6%
Coral Sea 99.7% 100.0% 96.5% 92.6% 99.9%
Curtis Island 98.5% - 98.8% 100.0% 98.6%
Daintree 98.3% - 79.6% 56.5% 77.6%
Diamantina - 99.9% 100.0% 99.7% 100.0%
Don 79.8% - 18.3% 87.0% 91.2%
Ducie 100.0% - 99.9% 99.9% 100.0%
Embley 100.0% - 98.1% 99.6% 100.1%
Endeavour 97.4% 100.0% 97.4% 97.6% 98.0%
Fitzroy 87.0% 93.6% 65.2% 90.8% 92.8%
Flinders 100.0% 96.6% 98.9% 99.5% 99.9%
Fraser Island 100.3% 100.0% 99.2% 99.2% 99.5%
Georgina - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Gilbert 100.0% 99.6% 98.2% 97.7% 98.5%
Haughton 87.9% 50.1% 53.9% 82.9% 98.0%
Hay - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Herbert 90.2% 99.9% 43.5% 78.6% 70.3%
Hinchinbrook Island 100.1% - 99.5% 99.2% 100.0%
Holroyd 100.0% 100.0% 99.8% 99.9% 99.8%
Jacky Jacky 100.0% 99.1% 99.9% 100.0% 99.9%
Jardine 100.0% - 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Jeannie 100.0% 97.7% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Johnstone 93.1% 100.0% 44.1% 95.6% 62.2%
Kolan 82.6% - 15.1% 55.4% 51.7%
Lake Frome - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Leichhardt 100.0% 38.6% 98.7% 98.4% 100.5%
Lockhart 100.0% 100.0% 103.8% 100.0% 100.4%
Logan-Albert 80.2% - 37.1% 50.6% 50.0%
Maroochy 85.9% 100.1% 40.7% 40.9% 48.0%
Mary 96.1% - 47.0% 57.6% 59.8%
Mitchell 100.0% 99.0% 99.0% 99.5% 100.8%
Moonie - 100.3% 66.3% 70.0% 81.8%
Moreton Bay Islands 97.6% 99.3% 97.7% - 98.1%
Morning 100.0% 98.4% 99.7% 99.3% 100.1%
Mornington Island 99.8% - 100.0% 100.0% 99.8%
Mossman 91.7% - 36.7% 44.9% 71.1%
Mulgrave-Russell 84.9% 100.0% 55.5% 42.2% 60.4%
Murray 99.8% 100.0% 48.3% 76.7% 71.0%
Nicholson 100.0% - 99.6% 99.7% 100.1%
Noosa 98.9% 99.9% 79.8% 131.1% 84.4%
Norman 99.9% 99.8% 99.4% 99.9% 100.0%
Normanby 100.0% 99.9% 99.6% 99.8% 99.8%
O'Connell 97.7% - 25.1% 65.5% 78.2%
Olive-Pascoe 100.0% 99.8% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Paroo - 100.0% 98.8% 98.7% 99.6%
Pine 67.0% - 30.8% 61.8% 50.6%
Pioneer 77.6% - 9.8% 63.8% 43.6%
Plane 94.7% 100.0% 24.0% 75.6% 57.0%
Proserpine 96.5% 100.0% 54.1% 127.5% 85.7%
Ross 91.1% - 58.1% 67.2% 88.1%
Settlement 100.0% - 99.8% 99.9% 100.0%
Shoalwater 57.2% - 26.2% 84.5% 94.4%
South Coast 68.8% - 13.2% 40.0% 34.4%
Staaten 100.0% 99.3% 99.8% 100.0% 99.9%
Stewart 99.9% - 99.9% 100.0% 99.9%
Styx 75.3% 100.1% 140.9% 90.1% 98.2%
Torres Strait Islands 99.9% 100.0% 97.9% 98.7% 99.5%
Tully 99.2% 97.7% 37.0% 88.7% 51.2%
Warrego - 58.4% 95.3% 88.9% 92.2%
Waterpark 91.8% - 96.0% 69.0% 93.9%
Watson 99.8% - 99.9% 99.9% 99.8%
Wenlock 100.0% - 99.8% 99.9% 99.9%
Whitsunday Island 100.0% - 100.0% 91.5% 100.0%

Disclaimer

All figures exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.

The total percentage figure includes slightly modified wetlands.

Figures 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.

Figures may change over time as mapping approaches improve.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Drainage basin 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/basin.html

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