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DIWA nationally important wetland 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of DIWA nationally important wetland

based on a comparison of 2017 metadata and pre-clear metadata regional ecosystem mapping

2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by DIWA nationally important wetland metadata
Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation (e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).
Areas exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.
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DIWA wetland Wetland extent percentage 2017/pre-clear by system Total percentage
estuarine lacustrine palustrine riverine
All 96.6% 99.8% 99.6% 96.6% 98.0%
Abbot Point - Caley Valley 71.1% - 1568.1% 61.7% 98.9%
Alexandra Bay 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Alexandra Palm Forest 100.0% - 99.8% - 99.8%
Aramac Springs - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Archer Bay Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Archer River Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 99.8% 99.9%
Austral Limestone Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Balonne River Floodplain - - 33.0% 93.9% 69.8%
Bambaroo Coastal Aggregation 98.6% - 93.8% 86.8% 97.7%
Barrattas Channels Aggregation - - 44.4% 98.9% 85.7%
Bingeringo Aggregation - - 100.0% 98.8% 98.8%
Birdsville - Durrie Waterholes Aggregation - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Birthday Creek - - - - -
Blencoe Falls - Blencoe Creek - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Bluebush Swamp - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Boggomoss Springs - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek - - - 99.8% 99.8%
Bowling Green Bay 98.7% - 127.8% 100.0% 99.0%
Bribie Island 99.7% - 84.4% 100.0% 85.9%
Broad Sound 78.4% - 1499.2% 86.1% 95.1%
Broken River, Urannah Creek and Massey Creek Aggregation - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Bromfield Swamp - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Buffalo Lake Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% - 100.0%
Bull Lake - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Bulloo Lake - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation - - - 99.0% 99.0%
Burdekin Delta 93.5% - 148.9% 60.5% 95.1%
Burdekin - Townsville Coastal Aggregation 80.3% 98.1% 177.0% 62.8% 98.8%
Burrum Coast 97.4% - 91.9% - 94.4%
Bustard Bay Wetlands 99.9% - 98.9% - 99.8%
Cairncross Reef Complex - - - - -
Cape Flattery Dune Lakes 100.0% 97.6% 99.3% - 98.9%
Cape Grenville Area 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Cape Melville - Bathurst Bay 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Carbrook Wetlands Aggregation 99.8% - 88.7% - 89.9%
Cauckingburra Swamp - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Clack Reef Complex 100.0% - - - 100.0%
Coalstoun Lakes - - 37.7% - 37.7%
Colosseum Inlet - Rodds Bay 99.9% - 100.0% - 99.9%
Conondale Range Aggregation - - - - -
Coolum Creek and Lower Maroochy River 89.2% - 96.3% 89.4% 94.7%
Cooper Creek Overflow Swamps - Windorah - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Cooper Creek Swamps - Nappa Merrie - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Cooper Creek - Wilson River Junction - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Corio Bay Wetlands 89.1% - 152.9% - 100.0%
Cowley Area 94.6% - 102.0% 87.1% 97.9%
Dalrymple and Blackfellow Creeks - - - - -
Deepwater Creek 100.0% - 99.9% 100.0% 99.9%
Diamantina Lakes Area - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Diamantina Overflow Swamp - Durrie Station - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek 100.0% - 98.1% 76.7% 81.7%
Doongmabulla Springs - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Dorunda Lakes Area - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Edgecumbe Bay 99.2% - 11705.2% - 99.8%
Edmund Kennedy Wetlands 99.7% - 97.8% 89.8% 98.6%
Elizabeth Springs - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Ella Bay Swamp 100.0% - 100.0% - 100.0%
Eubenangee - Alice River - 125.0% 92.4% 100.0% 92.7%
Eulo Artesian Springs Supergroup - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Eungella Dam - - - - -
Fairbairn Dam - - - 26.7% 26.7%
Fitzroy River Delta 88.7% - 80.8% 0.0% 88.0%
Fitzroy River Floodplain - 100.0% 58.1% 29.8% 48.7%
Forsyth Island Wetlands 100.0% - - - 100.0%
Four Mile Beach 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Fraser Island 102.1% 100.0% 99.3% - 99.5%
Georgina River - King Creek Floodout - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Granite Creek - - - 95.2% 95.2%
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 102.4% 96.7% 93.9% 93.8% 101.6%
Great Basalt Wall - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Great Sandy Strait 99.5% - 86.3% - 96.8%
Greenbank Army Training Area C - - 97.6% 92.9% 96.6%
Gregory River - - 98.6% 99.1% 99.1%
Harmer Creek - Shelburne Bay Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Haughton Balancing Storage Aggregation - - - - -
Hedlow Wetlands - - 12.8% 64.5% 15.7%
Herbert River Floodplain 84.0% 100.0% 47.2% 57.7% 61.7%
Herbert River Gorge - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Hilda Creek Headwater - - - - -
Hinchinbrook Channel 99.2% - 96.8% 56.5% 99.0%
Innisfail Area - - 37.9% 95.8% 41.9%
Innot Hot Springs - - - 91.5% 91.5%
Island Head Creek - Port Clinton Area 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Iwasaki Wetlands 100.0% - 99.9% - 100.0%
Jardine River Wetlands Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Jerona Aggregation 100.0% - 96.2% 86.0% 91.9%
Junction of the Bogie River and Kirknie Creek Aggregation - - - 99.9% 99.9%
Karawatha Forest Park - - 98.6% - 98.6%
Kurrimine Area 95.9% - 85.5% 100.0% 94.8%
Lake Barrine - 100.0% - - 100.0%
Lake Broadwater - 100.0% 36.7% - 82.8%
Lake Buchanan - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Bullawarra - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Constance - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Coombabah 92.5% - 82.8% - 88.8%
Lake Cuddapan - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Dalrymple - - 27.5% 15.8% 17.3%
Lake Dartmouth Area - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Eacham - 100.0% - - 100.0%
Lake Elphinstone - 74.0% 10.2% - 70.6%
Lake Galilee - 100.0% 98.6% - 98.8%
Lake Julius - - - 30.0% 30.0%
Lake Lucy Wetlands - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Mipia Area - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Moondarra - - - 41.9% 41.9%
Lake Nuga Nuga - 97.6% - 152.6% 97.8%
Lake Numalla Aggregation - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Phillipi - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Torquinie Area - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Weyba 101.9% - 93.5% 0.0% 93.6%
Lake Wombah-Kungie Lake Group - - 99.9% - 99.9%
Lake Wyara - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Lake Yamma Yamma - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lakes Bindegolly and Toomaroo - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Laura Sandstone - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Lawn Hill Gorge - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Licuala Palm Forest - - 99.6% - 99.6%
Lignum Swamp - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lloyd Bay 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lower Daintree River 99.7% - 88.7% 26.3% 89.9%
Lower Mooloolah River 93.7% 100.0% 96.9% 91.5% 96.0%
Macaroni Swamp - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Marina Plains - Lakefield Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 99.7% 100.0% 99.7%
Marless Lagoon Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Minnamoolka Area - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Missionary Bay 100.0% - 99.9% 99.7% 100.0%
Mitchell River Fan Aggregation 100.0% - 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Mitchell Swamp - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Moonda Lake - Shallow Lake Aggregation - 100.0% 100.0% - 100.0%
Moreton Bay 95.6% 100.0% 93.8% - 95.3%
Mulligan River - Wheeler Creek Junction - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Muncoonie Lakes Area - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
"Murrawondah" Lakes - 99.0% - - 99.0%
Musselbrook Creek Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
"Myola"-"Mulga Downs" Salt Lake and Claypans - 100.0% 96.1% - 99.6%
Nandroya Falls - - - - -
Newcastle Bay - Escape River Estuarine Complex 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Nicholson Delta Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Noosa River Wetlands 98.6% 100.0% 96.8% 101.9% 97.3%
Nooyeah Downs Swamps Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
North Stradbroke Island 98.0% 98.5% 97.9% - 98.0%
Northeast Curtis Island 99.9% - 100.0% - 99.9%
Northeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Northern Holroyd Plain Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Obi Obi Creek - - - 96.3% 96.3%
"Old Bando" Swamp - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Olive River 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Orford Bay - Sharp Point Dunefield Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Palm Tree and Robinson Creeks - 86.6% 87.7% 112.5% 101.9%
Paroo River Waterholes ("Caiwarro" Area) - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Pine River and Hayes Inlet 98.1% - 92.1% 0.0% 97.5%
Poison Lake - 100.0% - - 100.0%
Port Curtis 75.2% - 100.0% 100.0% 75.7%
Port Musgrave Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Port of Cairns and Trinity Inlet 92.3% - 62.7% 16.9% 91.6%
Princess Charlotte Bay Marine Area 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Proserpine - Goorganga Plain 98.9% - 91.9% 141.1% 96.6%
Pumicestone Passage 98.9% - 59.8% - 94.6%
Quilpie (Bulloo River Floodplain) Waterholes - - 100.0% - 100.0%
RAAF Townsville 94.2% - 98.0% - 96.4%
Rollston River and Molly Darling Creek Aggregation - - - 99.1% 99.1%
Ross River Reservoir - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Russell River 99.9% - 87.8% 99.8% 93.7%
Russell River Rapids - - - 100.0% 100.0%
Sand Bay 99.0% - 75.4% - 98.2%
Sandringham Bay - Bakers Creek Aggregation 98.0% - 75.7% - 96.0%
Sarina Inlet - Ince Bay Aggregation 97.3% - 127.7% 126.2% 99.0%
Scartwater Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Shoalwater Bay 100.0% - 100.0% 99.8% 100.0%
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Overview C 99.7% - 99.7% 99.6% 99.6%
Silver Plains - Nesbitt River Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Skardon River - Cotterell River Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Smithburne - Gilbert Fan Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Somerset Dunefield Aggregation 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Southeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Southern Gulf Aggregation 100.0% - 92.5% 100.0% 99.9%
Southern Upstart Bay 98.8% - 109.7% 142.4% 99.8%
Spring Tower Complex - - - - -
St Helens Bay Area 100.2% - 25.3% 20.7% 99.3%
Stranded Fish Lake 100.0% - - - 100.0%
Sunday Creek Broad-leaved Paperbark Site 100.0% - - 100.0% 100.0%
Temple Bay 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
The Gums Lagoon - - 100.0% - 100.0%
The Jack Lakes Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
The Narrows 100.0% - - 100.0% 100.0%
The Serpentine Aggregation - - 100.0% 95.3% 99.8%
Thorntonia Aggregation - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Toko Gorge and Waterhole - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Tully River - Murray River Floodplains 100.0% - 25.4% 84.7% 29.0%
Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation - - - - -
Undara Lava Tubes - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Upper Coomera River - - - - -
Upper Pumicestone Coastal Plain 99.0% - 93.5% 83.6% 95.3%
Valley of Lagoons - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Violet Vale - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Wairuna Lake - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Walters Plains Lake - 100.0% - - 100.0%
Warrego River Distributary System - - - - -
Warrego River Waterholes (Charleville-Wyandra - - - - -
Wentworth Aggregation 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
West Mulgrave Falls - - - - -
Why Not Aggregation - - - - -
Wide Bay Military Training Area C 100.0% - 99.7% - 99.7%
Wongaloo Fans Aggregation 28.7% - 119.9% 102.4% 84.8%
Wongaloo Swamps Aggregation 79.1% - 418.4% - 100.0%
Wyandra-Cunnamulla Claypans Aggregation - - - - -
Wyvuri Swamp 100.0% - 91.1% - 91.4%
Yeppoon - Keppel Sands Tidal Wetlands 97.8% - 71.7% - 97.1%
Yuccabine Creek - - - - -
Zillie Falls - - - - -

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) DIWA nationally important wetland 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/diwa-wetland.html

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