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Mitchell River Fan Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland

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Mitchell River Fan Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 404.3 100.0% 5.7%
Artificial and highly modified 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Estuarine 9.4 2.3% 0.1%
Lacustrine 12.7 3.1% 0.2%
Palustrine 237.7 58.8% 3.3%
Riverine 144.3 35.7% 2.0%

There are approximately 2,514 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Mitchell River Fan Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 404.3 100.0% 5.7%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 2.0 0.5% 0.0%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.4 1.8% 0.1%
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. 9.2 2.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 14.5 3.6% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 22.2 5.5% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 191.5 47.4% 2.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 12.6 3.1% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 144.3 35.7% 2.0%

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

Mitchell River Fan Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 404.3 404.3 403.2 403.2 99.9%
Artificial and highly modified 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 n/a
Estuarine 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 100.0%
Lacustrine 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 n/a
Palustrine 237.7 237.7 237.7 237.7 99.7%
Riverine 144.3 144.3 143.2 143.2 99.9%
Mitchell River Fan Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 404.3 404.3 403.2 403.2
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
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. 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 191.5 191.5 191.5 191.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Riverine 144.3 144.3 143.2 143.2

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 693 56 172 5 749
Animals 292 6 84 3 298
Mammals 8 5 1 0 13
Birds 205 0 43 3 205
Reptiles 31 0 2 0 31
Amphibians 17 1 7 0 18
Ray-finned fishes 31 0 31 0 31
Fungi 5 0 0 0 5
Plants 395 50 88 2 445
Protists 1 0 0 0 1

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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