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Water Quality Improvement Plan area 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of Water Quality Improvement Plan area

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

2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by Water Quality Improvement Plan area metadata
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WQIP area Wetland extent percentage 2019/pre-clear by system Total percentage
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
All 87.7% 96.6% 67.0% 87.0% 87.9%
Burnett Mary 96.0% 100.0% 61.4% 63.2% 68.7%
Eastern Cape York 99.9% 98.9% 99.8% 99.7% 99.8%
Fitzroy 76.6% 93.6% 70.5% 89.3% 94.4%
Burdekin 84.9% 98.2% 83.5% 94.0% 96.0%
Mackay Whitsunday 95.8% 100.0% 30.2% 75.6% 66.9%
Wet Tropics 93.3% 99.9% 46.7% 73.3% 68.2%

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) Water Quality Improvement Plan area 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/wqip-area.html

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