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Noosa River drainage sub-basin

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Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 445.8 100.0% 22.8%
Artificial and highly modified 1.4 0.3% 0.1%
Estuarine 89.2 20.0% 4.6%
Lacustrine 2.3 0.5% 0.1%
Palustrine 332.8 74.7% 17.0%
Riverine 20.1 4.5% 1.0%

There are approximately 692 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 445.8 100.0% 22.8%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 56.6 12.7% 2.9%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 32.6 7.3% 1.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 72.3 16.2% 3.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 69.9 15.7% 3.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 8.3 1.9% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 110.0 24.7% 5.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 71.8 16.1% 3.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.5 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 2.1 0.5% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1.4 0.3% 0.1%
Riverine 20.1 4.5% 1.0%

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

Noosa River drainage sub-basin 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 445.8 446.1 446.3 447.3 449.3 * 77.4%
Artificial and highly modified 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 n/a
Estuarine 89.2 89.2 89.2 89.2 89.2 98.9%
Lacustrine 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 100.0%
Palustrine 332.8 333.0 333.2 334.3 336.2 75.6%
Riverine 20.1 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.4 50.7%

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

Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 445.8 446.1 446.3 447.3 449.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 32.6 32.6 32.6 32.6 32.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 72.3 72.4 72.5 73.1 73.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 110.0 110.1 110.2 110.4 111.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 71.8 71.8 71.9 72.0 72.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3
Riverine 20.1 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.4

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 3462 383 407 139 3845
Animals 803 29 185 75 832
Mammals 89 11 8 10 100
Birds 420 9 92 35 429
Reptiles 102 1 13 11 103
Amphibians 37 1 16 7 38
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 44 5 49 3 49
Cartilaginous fishes 3 0 3 3 3
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 100 2 2 3 102
Malacostracans 6 0 0 2 6
Bacteria 29 0 0 0 29
Chromists 41 0 0 0 41
Fungi 460 0 0 0 460
Plants 2127 354 222 64 2481
Protozoans 2 0 0 0 2

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) Noosa River drainage sub-basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 July 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/sub-basin-noosa-river/

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