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Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment

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Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 101.2 100.0% 6.9%
Artificial and highly modified 11.2 11.0% 0.8%
Estuarine 32.4 32.0% 2.2%
Lacustrine 0.1 0.1% 0.0%
Palustrine 12.5 12.4% 0.8%
Riverine 44.9 44.4% 3.0%

There are approximately 292 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 101.2 100.0% 6.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 13.8 13.6% 0.9%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 18.6 18.4% 1.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.1 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.4 3.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.1 1.1% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 7.6 7.5% 0.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.2 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 11.2 11.0% 0.8%
(modified natural) Riverine 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 44.9 44.4% 3.0%

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

Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment 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 101.2 101.3 101.3 102.0 102.3 * 87.0%
Artificial and highly modified 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.6 n/a
Estuarine 32.4 32.6 32.6 32.7 32.9 96.6%
Lacustrine 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 85.6%
Palustrine 12.5 12.5 12.6 12.8 13.0 80.6%
Riverine 44.9 45.0 45.2 45.6 45.8 81.9%

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

Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 101.2 101.3 101.3 102.0 102.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 18.6 18.8 18.8 18.9 19.0
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.8 8.0
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.5
(modified natural) Riverine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riverine 44.9 45.0 45.2 45.6 45.8

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 2545 288 333 72 2869
Animals 744 29 164 51 773
Mammals 101 12 6 17 113
Birds 416 8 86 23 424
Reptiles 127 2 13 7 129
Amphibians 35 1 16 3 36
Ray-finned fishes 37 6 42 1 43
Insects 28 0 1 0 28
Bacteria 2 0 0 0 2
Chromists 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 49 0 0 0 49
Plants 1749 259 169 21 2044

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) Black River (Burdekin) water quality improvement plan catchment — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wqip-black-river-burdekin/

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