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Russell River DIWA nationally important wetland

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Russell River DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 17.4 100.0% 75.7%
Artificial and highly modified 1.0 5.9% 4.5%
Estuarine 5.5 31.9% 24.1%
Palustrine 10.3 59.5% 45.0%
Riverine 0.5 2.7% 2.1%

There are approximately 20 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Russell River DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 17.4 100.0% 75.7%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 5.5 31.7% 24.0%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.1% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.1 0.4% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.2 35.5% 26.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 4.1 23.6% 17.9%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 1.0 5.9% 4.5%
Riverine 0.5 2.7% 2.1%

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

Russell River 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 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 * 93.7%
Artificial and highly modified 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 n/a
Estuarine 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 99.9%
Palustrine 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 87.8%
Riverine 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 99.8%

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

Russell River 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 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Riverine 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

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 1281 118 107 75 1426
Animals 311 10 71 23 321
Mammals 35 2 2 6 37
Birds 184 5 17 4 189
Reptiles 30 0 8 2 30
Amphibians 21 1 10 7 22
Ray-finned fishes 31 2 32 4 33
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 9 0 1 0 9
Bacteria 1 0 0 0 1
Chromists 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 115 0 0 0 119
Plants 853 108 36 52 984

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) Russell River 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-russell-river/

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