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Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area

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Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 49,273.8 100.0% 4.0%
Artificial and highly modified 1,146.0 2.3% 0.1%
Estuarine 6,874.4 14.0% 0.6%
Lacustrine 5,425.6 11.0% 0.4%
Palustrine 25,518.0 51.8% 2.1%
Riverine 10,309.7 20.9% 0.8%

There are approximately 86,807 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 49,273.8 100.0% 4.0%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 1,941.3 3.9% 0.2%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 4,933.1 10.0% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 61.2 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1,442.1 2.9% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 318.4 0.6% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 664.0 1.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.7 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 394.1 0.8% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 1,306.3 2.7% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 84.6 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 56.3 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 13.8 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 358.0 0.7% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 530.8 1.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 14,517.9 29.5% 1.2%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 1,266.4 2.6% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 972.4 2.0% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 1,309.8 2.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 2,339.8 4.7% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 36.0 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 353.3 0.7% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1,498.3 3.0% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 3,240.2 6.6% 0.3%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 178.5 0.4% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1,109.5 2.3% 0.1%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 12.1 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.3 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 7.5 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.4 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 12.0 0.0% 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 10,309.7 20.9% 0.8%
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 0.0% 0.0%

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

Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 49,273.8 49,266.5 49,245.6 49,217.5 98.1%
Artificial and highly modified 1,146.0 1,134.1 1,106.9 1,052.3 n/a
Estuarine 6,874.4 6,874.4 6,874.4 6,874.4 99.7%
Lacustrine 5,425.6 5,425.5 5,425.1 5,414.3 99.7%
Palustrine 25,518.0 25,518.6 25,521.6 25,537.7 99.0%
Riverine 10,309.7 10,314.0 10,317.7 10,338.8 96.6%
Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water resource planning area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 49,273.8 49,266.5 49,245.6 49,217.5
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 1,941.3 1,941.3 1,941.3 1,941.3
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 4,933.1 4,933.1 4,933.1 4,933.1
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 61.2 61.2 61.2 61.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1,442.1 1,442.1 1,442.2 1,443.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 318.4 318.4 318.4 318.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 664.0 664.0 664.0 664.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 394.1 394.1 394.1 394.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 1,306.3 1,306.3 1,306.4 1,310.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 84.6 84.6 84.7 74.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 56.3 56.3 56.3 56.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.3
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 358.0 358.0 358.0 358.0
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 530.8 530.8 530.8 530.8
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 14,517.9 14,517.9 14,518.0 14,518.0
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 1,266.4 1,266.4 1,266.4 1,267.4
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 972.4 972.4 972.4 973.4
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 1,309.8 1,309.9 1,310.8 1,314.5
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 2,339.8 2,340.1 2,342.0 2,347.2
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 353.3 353.3 353.3 353.3
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1,498.3 1,498.3 1,498.3 1,497.5
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 3,240.2 3,240.2 3,239.9 3,239.9
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 178.5 178.5 178.5 178.5
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1,109.5 1,097.6 1,070.4 1,016.5
(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. 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.8
(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 10,309.7 10,314.0 10,317.7 10,338.8
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 0.6 0.6 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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 11385 1066 958 564 12456
Animals 1808 43 400 157 1851
Mammals 197 19 8 40 216
Birds 624 12 95 55 636
Reptiles 450 2 42 40 452
Amphibians 92 1 34 7 93
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 120 7 127 6 127
Cartilaginous fishes 4 0 4 2 4
Insects 304 2 89 4 306
Malacostracans 7 0 0 0 7
Branchiopods 1 0 0 0 1
Arachnids 5 0 0 0 5
Snails 3 0 0 2 3
Fungi 1363 2 0 0 1367
Plants 7884 1021 546 406 8908
Protists 330 0 12 1 330

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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