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Carpentaria local government area

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Carpentaria local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 5,903.0 100.0% 9.2%
Artificial and highly modified 25.9 0.4% 0.0%
Estuarine 2,911.0 49.3% 4.5%
Lacustrine 42.8 0.7% 0.1%
Palustrine 1,396.4 23.7% 2.2%
Riverine 1,527.0 25.9% 2.4%

There are approximately 13,122 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Carpentaria local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 5,903.0 100.0% 9.2%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 507.4 8.6% 0.8%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 2,403.6 40.7% 3.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 38.0 0.6% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 143.7 2.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 144.2 2.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 118.0 2.0% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 4.8 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 470.0 8.0% 0.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 34.5 0.6% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.8 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 3.0 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 80.3 1.4% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 104.3 1.8% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 256.3 4.3% 0.4%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 30.5 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 3.3 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 3.0 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 0.7 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 1.4 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 25.9 0.4% 0.0%
Riverine 1,527.0 25.9% 2.4%
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 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

Carpentaria local government area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 5,903.0 5,903.0 5,901.4 5,898.2 99.7%
Artificial and highly modified 25.9 25.9 26.1 22.0 n/a
Estuarine 2,911.0 2,911.0 2,911.0 2,911.0 99.5%
Lacustrine 42.8 42.8 42.4 42.4 n/a
Palustrine 1,396.4 1,396.4 1,396.4 1,397.1 99.5%
Riverine 1,527.0 1,527.0 1,525.6 1,525.7 99.8%
Carpentaria local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 5,903.0 5,903.0 5,901.4 5,898.2
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 507.4 507.4 507.4 507.4
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 2,403.6 2,403.6 2,403.6 2,403.6
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 143.7 143.7 143.7 143.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 144.2 144.2 144.2 144.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 118.0 118.0 118.0 118.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 470.0 470.0 470.0 470.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 80.3 80.3 80.3 80.3
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 104.3 104.3 104.3 104.8
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 256.3 256.3 256.3 256.3
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.5
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 25.9 25.9 26.1 22.0
Riverine 1,527.0 1,527.0 1,525.6 1,525.7
UNASSIGNED Palustrine or Lacustrine 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

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 1610 111 317 24 1721
Animals 533 12 156 20 545
Mammals 36 5 3 2 41
Birds 347 5 80 16 352
Reptiles 76 1 12 1 77
Amphibians 25 1 12 0 26
Ray-finned fishes 47 0 47 0 47
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Fungi 6 0 0 0 6
Plants 1070 99 161 4 1169
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

Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this product, the Queensland Government and Australian Government make no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a consequence of reliance on the product, or as a result of the product being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.

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Carpentaria local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-carpentaria/>.

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