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Moonie drainage basin

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Moonie drainage basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 118.2 100.0% 0.8%
Artificial and highly modified 53.7 45.4% 0.4%
Lacustrine 1.7 1.4% 0.0%
Palustrine 15.0 12.7% 0.1%
Riverine 47.8 40.5% 0.3%

There are approximately 582 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Moonie drainage basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 118.2 100.0% 0.8%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 1.5% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.3 1.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 8.0 6.8% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.9 3.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.7 1.4% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 42.6 36.1% 0.3%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 10.9 9.2% 0.1%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.1% 0.0%
Riverine 47.8 40.5% 0.3%

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

Moonie 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 118.2 116.9 114.8 112.7 79.8%
Artificial and highly modified 53.7 52.4 50.3 47.8 n/a
Lacustrine 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 n/a
Palustrine 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 21.8%
Riverine 47.8 47.8 47.9 48.2 93.4%
Moonie drainage basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 118.2 116.9 114.8 112.7
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 42.6 41.4 39.3 36.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Riverine 47.8 47.8 47.9 48.2

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 1147 80 99 24 1228
Animals 433 17 74 16 450
Mammals 41 8 1 3 49
Birds 245 5 37 6 250
Reptiles 80 0 4 4 80
Amphibians 24 1 13 0 25
Ray-finned fishes 9 3 12 2 12
Insects 33 0 7 1 33
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 51 0 0 0 51
Plants 663 63 25 8 727

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP 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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Moonie drainage basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/basin-moonie/>.

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