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Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland

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Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 32.6 100.0% 27.9%
Artificial and highly modified 0.1 0.4% 0.1%
Estuarine 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Palustrine 8.1 24.7% 6.9%
Riverine 24.4 74.9% 20.9%

There are approximately 17 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 32.6 100.0% 27.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 5.5% 1.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 5.1 15.7% 4.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.1 3.5% 1.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 0.1 0.4% 0.1%
Riverine 24.4 74.9% 20.9%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by system
System 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2017/pre-clear
percentage
Total 32.6 32.7 32.7 32.7 32.8 * 81.7%
Artificial and highly modified 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 n/a
Estuarine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0%
Palustrine 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 98.1%
Riverine 24.4 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6 76.7%

* Total 2017/pre-clear percentage excludes artificial and highly modified

Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 32.6 32.7 32.7 32.7 32.8
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
(modified natural) Riverine 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Riverine 24.4 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 1492 153 240 38 1683
Animals 445 9 116 28 454
Mammals 50 6 2 5 56
Birds 277 1 68 19 278
Reptiles 67 1 6 2 68
Amphibians 20 1 10 1 21
Ray-finned fishes 29 0 29 1 29
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 35 0 0 0 38
Plants 1010 144 124 10 1189
Protists 1 0 0 0 1
Protozoans 1 0 0 0 1

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek DIWA nationally important wetland — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/diwa-wetland-dismal-swamp-water-park-creek/

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