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Warrego drainage basin

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Warrego drainage basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 560.5 100.0% 1.1%
Artificial and highly modified 25.3 4.5% 0.0%
Lacustrine 39.2 7.0% 0.1%
Palustrine 143.8 25.7% 0.3%
Riverine 352.1 62.8% 0.7%

There are approximately 765 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Warrego drainage basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 560.5 100.0% 1.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.0 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.7 0.3% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 2.7 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 48.7 8.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 1.0 0.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 0.9 0.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 39.3 7.0% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 48.6 8.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 6.0 1.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 32.9 5.9% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 0.3 0.1% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 25.3 4.5% 0.0%
Riverine 352.1 62.8% 0.7%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Warrego drainage basin wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 560.5 562.4 565.7 572.1 86.6%
Artificial and highly modified 25.3 25.1 24.2 22.6 n/a
Lacustrine 39.2 39.2 39.2 39.2 100.0%
Palustrine 143.8 144.0 145.5 148.2 90.7%
Riverine 352.1 354.1 356.7 362.1 86.0%
Warrego drainage basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 560.5 562.4 565.7 572.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 48.7 48.7 48.7 48.7
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 39.3 39.3 39.9 41.4
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 48.6 48.6 49.7 50.9
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 32.9 32.9 32.9 32.9
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 25.3 25.1 24.2 22.6
Riverine 352.1 354.1 356.7 362.1

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.

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Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 1820 225 173 38 2055
Animals 486 18 79 23 508
Amphibians 18 1 9 0 19
Birds 290 5 49 13 298
Insects 3 0 0 1 3
Mammals 59 9 1 5 69
Ray-finned fishes 13 3 16 2 16
Reptiles 102 0 4 2 102
Uncertain 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 32 0 0 0 33
Plants 1302 207 94 15 1514

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP WildNet database.

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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Warrego drainage basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 29 January 2016, <http://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/basin-warrego/>.

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