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Moreton (draft targetted amendment) water resource planning area

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Based on wetland mapping version 5.0

Moreton (draft targetted amendment) water resource planning area wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 707.8 100.0% 4.5%
Artificial and highly modified 248.0 35.0% 1.6%
Estuarine 76.1 10.7% 0.5%
Lacustrine 7.9 1.1% 0.1%
Palustrine 138.6 19.6% 0.9%
Riverine 237.1 33.5% 1.5%

There are approximately 3,251 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Moreton (draft targetted amendment) water resource planning area wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 706.2 100.0% 4.5%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 52.3 7.4% 0.3%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 23.8 3.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 14.8 2.1% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.9 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.7 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 89.9 12.7% 0.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 7.0 1.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 24.8 3.5% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.3 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 6.6 0.9% 0.0%
(modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 0.7 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 242.0 34.3% 1.5%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.3 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 3.3 0.5% 0.0%
Riverine 237.1 33.6% 1.5%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Moreton (draft targetted amendment) water resource planning area 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 707.8 710.3 707.5 707.9 708.8 66.2%
Artificial and highly modified 248.0 246.9 245.3 243.4 241.2 n/a
Estuarine 76.1 77.5 76.9 77.2 77.4 71.6%
Lacustrine 7.9 8.0 7.5 7.0 6.6 n/a
Palustrine 138.6 140.4 140.7 142.4 144.5 31.4%
Riverine 237.1 237.5 237.2 238.0 239.1 56.2%
Moreton (draft targetted amendment) water resource planning area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 706.2 708.6 705.9 706.4 707.2
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 52.3 53.4 53.0 53.1 53.1
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 23.8 24.1 23.9 24.1 24.2
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 14.8 14.9 14.9 15.1 15.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 89.9 91.4 91.6 92.8 94.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 24.8 24.9 24.9 25.1 25.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 6.6 6.6 6.2 5.6 5.3
(modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
(modified natural) Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 242.0 240.8 239.2 237.3 235.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Riverine 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.1
Riverine 237.1 237.5 237.2 238.0 239.1

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 6262 1008 617 221 7441
UNKNOWN 0 0 0 0 1
Animals 1150 49 274 95 1199
Mammals 114 17 8 18 131
Birds 504 14 93 40 518
Reptiles 158 3 14 15 161
Amphibians 51 1 20 10 52
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 55 12 66 5 67
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 254 2 70 4 256
Malacostracans 10 0 0 1 10
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Bacteria 53 0 0 0 53
Chromists 59 0 0 0 60
Fungi 1397 2 0 0 1427
Plants 3599 957 343 126 4697
Protozoans 4 0 0 0 4

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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