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Freshwater biogeographic province 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of freshwater biogeographic province

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

2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by freshwater biogeographic province 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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Freshwater biogeographic province Wetland extent percentage 2017/pre-clear by system Total percentage
estuarine lacustrine palustrine riverine
All 95.9% 99.6% 95.5% 91.8% 94.5%
Central 87.5% 94.6% 84.8% 86.9% 86.9%
Eastern Cape 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Jardine 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Lake Eyre and Bulloo - 100.0% 99.8% 98.8% 99.6%
Murray Darling - 93.8% 90.1% 71.9% 80.9%
South East 85.8% 100.0% 43.7% 61.0% 58.4%
Wallum 95.5% 99.8% 65.1% 43.2% 68.2%
Western Cape and Gulf 100.0% 99.4% 99.2% 99.2% 99.4%
Wet Tropics 94.9% 98.4% 58.8% 74.5% 75.1%

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Freshwater biogeographic province 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/fbp.html

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