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Charters Towers local government area

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Area homepage: www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Charters Towers local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,896.1 100.0% 4.2%
Artificial and highly modified 182.8 6.3% 0.3%
Lacustrine 186.2 6.4% 0.3%
Palustrine 466.1 16.1% 0.7%
Riverine 2,061.1 71.2% 3.0%

There are approximately 1,792 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Charters Towers local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,896.1 100.0% 4.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.2 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 1.9 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 146.9 5.1% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 77.9 2.7% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 64.9 2.2% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 159.8 5.5% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 12.1 0.4% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 131.5 4.5% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.1 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 53.6 1.8% 0.1%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 182.8 6.3% 0.3%
Riverine 2,061.1 71.2% 3.0%

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

Charters Towers 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 2,896.1 2,895.9 2,895.4 2,895.0 101.1%
Artificial and highly modified 182.8 182.5 181.0 179.3 n/a
Lacustrine 186.2 186.1 186.2 186.2 100.1%
Palustrine 466.1 466.1 466.5 466.6 96.9%
Riverine 2,061.1 2,061.2 2,061.7 2,062.9 97.2%
Charters Towers local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 2,896.1 2,895.9 2,895.4 2,895.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
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 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 146.9 146.9 146.9 146.9
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 77.9 77.9 77.9 77.9
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 64.9 65.0 65.4 65.4
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 159.8 159.8 159.8 159.9
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 131.5 131.5 131.5 131.5
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 53.6 53.5 53.5 53.5
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 182.8 182.5 181.0 179.3
Riverine 2,061.1 2,061.2 2,061.7 2,062.9

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 3778 315 393 90 4094
Animals 789 22 145 37 812
Mammals 115 14 3 13 129
Birds 398 6 73 13 405
Reptiles 172 0 13 8 172
Amphibians 35 1 17 3 36
Ray-finned fishes 38 1 39 0 39
Insects 30 0 0 0 30
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 95 0 0 0 95
Plants 2869 293 248 53 3162
Protists 25 0 0 0 25

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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Charters Towers local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-charters-towers/>.

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