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Lake Eyre drainage division

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Lake Eyre drainage division wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 23,823.9 100.0% 4.7%
Artificial and highly modified 92.3 0.4% 0.0%
Lacustrine 4,509.9 18.9% 0.9%
Palustrine 16,258.1 68.2% 3.2%
Riverine 2,963.5 12.4% 0.6%

There are approximately 22,791 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Lake Eyre drainage division wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 23,823.9 100.0% 4.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 307.8 1.3% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 88.7 0.4% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 13,169.5 55.3% 2.6%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 493.1 2.1% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 132.1 0.6% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 801.8 3.4% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 1,263.5 5.3% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 1.4 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 260.7 1.1% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1,260.5 5.3% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 2,988.7 12.5% 0.6%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 92.3 0.4% 0.0%
Riverine 2,963.5 12.4% 0.6%
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.0 0.0% 0.0%

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

Lake Eyre drainage division wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 23,823.9 23,823.8 23,822.3 23,819.7 99.5%
Artificial and highly modified 92.3 92.1 89.9 86.0 n/a
Lacustrine 4,509.9 4,509.9 4,509.9 4,509.8 100.0%
Palustrine 16,258.1 16,258.1 16,258.3 16,258.7 99.8%
Riverine 2,963.5 2,963.5 2,964.2 2,965.2 98.9%
Lake Eyre drainage division wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 23,823.9 23,823.8 23,822.3 23,819.7
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 307.8 307.8 307.8 307.9
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 88.7 88.7 88.8 88.8
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 13,169.5 13,169.5 13,169.5 13,169.6
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 493.1 493.1 493.1 493.2
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.2
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 801.8 801.8 801.8 801.8
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 1,263.5 1,263.5 1,263.6 1,263.7
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 260.7 260.7 260.7 260.7
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1,260.5 1,260.5 1,260.5 1,260.4
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 2,988.7 2,988.7 2,988.7 2,988.7
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 92.3 92.1 89.9 86.0
Riverine 2,963.5 2,963.5 2,964.2 2,965.2
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 3432 246 316 100 3681
Animals 787 22 124 47 810
Mammals 99 14 1 17 113
Birds 368 5 69 17 373
Reptiles 234 0 6 8 235
Amphibians 31 1 14 0 32
Ray-finned fishes 27 2 29 4 29
Insects 24 0 5 0 24
Malacostracans 2 0 0 0 2
Snails 2 0 0 1 2
Fungi 69 0 0 0 69
Plants 2562 224 192 53 2788
Protists 14 0 0 0 14

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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This page should be cited as:

Lake Eyre drainage division — facts and maps, WetlandInfo 2013, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/drainage-division-lake-eyre/>.

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