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Darling Downs Regional Plan

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Darling Downs Regional Plan wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,165.5 100.0% 1.3%
Artificial and highly modified 897.3 41.4% 0.5%
Lacustrine 54.3 2.5% 0.0%
Palustrine 249.0 11.5% 0.1%
Riverine 964.9 44.6% 0.6%

There are approximately 7,026 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Darling Downs Regional Plan wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,165.5 100.0% 1.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 11.1 0.5% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 4.6 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 88.0 4.1% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 68.9 3.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 32.0 1.5% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 5.1 0.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 6.7 0.3% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 5.9 0.3% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 2.7 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 36.5 1.7% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 13.3 0.6% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 11.1 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 16.3 0.8% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 0.6 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 0.4 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 863.2 39.9% 0.5%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 12.1 0.6% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.3 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.3 0.3% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.1 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 12.0 0.6% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.2 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 964.9 44.6% 0.6%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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

Darling Downs Regional Plan wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 2,165.5 2,156.7 2,144.2 2,107.3 74.5%
Artificial and highly modified 897.3 887.7 873.3 836.8 n/a
Lacustrine 54.3 54.3 54.3 43.8 59.1%
Palustrine 249.0 249.0 249.1 252.9 50.3%
Riverine 964.9 965.6 967.5 973.7 74.0%
Darling Downs Regional Plan wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 2,165.5 2,156.7 2,144.2 2,107.3
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 88.0 88.0 88.0 88.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 68.9 68.9 68.9 72.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 32.0 32.0 32.0 22.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.9
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.9
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 36.5 36.5 36.5 36.6
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.5
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.3
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 863.2 853.6 839.3 802.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riverine 964.9 965.6 967.5 973.7

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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 6269 772 469 235 7043
Animals 1094 37 216 72 1131
Mammals 121 17 3 16 138
Birds 423 12 70 28 435
Reptiles 210 1 14 15 211
Amphibians 54 1 26 6 55
Ray-finned fishes 31 4 35 2 35
Insects 243 2 68 3 245
Malacostracans 6 0 0 0 6
Branchiopods 1 0 0 0 1
Arachnids 3 0 0 0 3
Snails 2 0 0 2 2
Fungi 1056 2 0 0 1059
Plants 3900 733 244 163 4634
Protists 219 0 9 0 219

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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Darling Downs Regional Plan — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/regional-plan-darling-downs/>.

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