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Ross drainage basin

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Ross drainage basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 272.2 100.0% 15.9%
Artificial and highly modified 59.0 21.7% 3.5%
Estuarine 127.5 46.8% 7.5%
Palustrine 32.5 12.0% 1.9%
Riverine 53.2 19.6% 3.1%

There are approximately 235 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Ross drainage basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 272.2 100.0% 15.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 38.0 13.9% 2.2%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 89.5 32.9% 5.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.3 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 3.1 1.1% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.2 0.8% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 26.8 9.9% 1.6%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 58.9 21.6% 3.4%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 53.2 19.6% 3.1%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Ross 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 272.2 272.0 271.7 272.1 94.4%
Artificial and highly modified 59.0 58.6 57.6 57.3 n/a
Estuarine 127.5 127.5 127.6 127.7 94.7%
Palustrine 32.5 32.5 32.6 32.9 90.0%
Riverine 53.2 53.4 53.9 54.3 72.1%
Ross drainage basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 272.2 272.0 271.7 272.1
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 89.5 89.5 89.6 89.7
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 26.8 26.8 26.9 27.2
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 58.9 58.6 57.6 57.2
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riverine 53.2 53.4 53.9 54.3

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 1940 278 305 46 2218
Animals 680 27 164 36 707
Mammals 72 10 6 8 82
Birds 403 8 88 21 411
Reptiles 125 2 21 5 127
Amphibians 23 1 10 1 24
Ray-finned fishes 33 6 38 1 39
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 23 0 0 0 23
Fungi 10 0 0 0 10
Plants 1175 251 141 10 1426
Protists 75 0 0 0 75

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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Ross 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-ross/>.

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