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Mulgrave-Russell drainage basin

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Mulgrave-Russell drainage basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 167.1 100.0% 8.4%
Artificial and highly modified 11.4 6.8% 0.6%
Estuarine 51.3 30.7% 2.6%
Lacustrine 1.2 0.7% 0.1%
Palustrine 82.9 49.6% 4.2%
Riverine 20.4 12.2% 1.0%

There are approximately 227 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Mulgrave-Russell drainage basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 167.1 100.0% 8.4%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 48.2 28.8% 2.4%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 3.1 1.9% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 4.0 2.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 4.0 2.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 7.1 4.2% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 47.9 28.7% 2.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.4 1.4% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 17.2 10.3% 0.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake 1.0 0.6% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.3 0.2% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.8 0.5% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.2 3.7% 0.3%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.8 0.5% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 3.6 2.1% 0.2%
Riverine 20.4 12.2% 1.0%

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

Mulgrave-Russell 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 167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1 65.6%
Artificial and highly modified 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.3 n/a
Estuarine 51.3 51.3 51.3 51.3 88.8%
Lacustrine 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 103.5%
Palustrine 82.9 82.9 82.9 82.9 64.0%
Riverine 20.4 20.4 20.4 20.4 39.9%
Mulgrave-Russell drainage basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 48.2 48.2 48.2 48.2
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 47.9 47.9 47.9 47.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Riverine 20.4 20.4 20.4 20.4

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 3764 407 358 176 4177
Animals 750 25 179 46 775
Mammals 97 6 4 17 103
Birds 402 9 90 16 411
Reptiles 107 2 19 3 109
Amphibians 44 1 14 8 45
Ray-finned fishes 41 7 47 1 48
Insects 59 0 5 1 59
Fungi 445 0 0 0 445
Plants 2552 382 179 130 2940
Protists 17 0 0 0 17

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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Mulgrave-Russell drainage basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/basin-mulgrave-russell/>.

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