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Noosa River drainage sub-basin

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Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 455.9 100.0% 23.4%
Artificial and highly modified 1.3 0.3% 0.1%
Estuarine 84.1 18.5% 4.3%
Lacustrine 2.2 0.5% 0.1%
Palustrine 342.0 75.0% 17.5%
Riverine 26.2 5.8% 1.3%

There are approximately 554 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 455.9 100.0% 23.4%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 52.2 11.5% 2.7%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 31.9 7.0% 1.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 74.6 16.4% 3.8%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 71.7 15.7% 3.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 6.9 1.5% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 115.9 25.4% 5.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 72.2 15.8% 3.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.7 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 2.1 0.5% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1.3 0.3% 0.1%
Riverine 26.2 5.8% 1.3%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 455.9 456.1 457.2 458.9 80.2%
Artificial and highly modified 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 n/a
Estuarine 84.1 84.1 84.1 84.1 98.8%
Lacustrine 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 100.0%
Palustrine 342.0 342.2 343.3 344.9 77.9%
Riverine 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.4 68.0%
Noosa River drainage sub-basin wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 455.9 456.1 457.2 458.9
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 52.2 52.2 52.2 52.2
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 31.9 31.9 31.9 31.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 74.6 74.6 75.3 75.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 71.7 71.7 71.7 71.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 115.9 116.0 116.2 117.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 72.2 72.3 72.4 73.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
Riverine 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.4

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 3288 321 387 120 3627
Animals 759 24 166 63 801
Mammals 85 9 7 9 94
Birds 391 9 84 27 418
Reptiles 96 1 11 11 97
Amphibians 38 1 16 7 39
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 41 4 45 3 45
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 102 0 0 3 102
Malacostracans 3 0 0 1 3
Fungi 410 0 0 0 410
Plants 1816 297 221 57 2113
Protists 303 0 0 0 303

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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Noosa River drainage sub-basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/sub-basin-noosa-river/>.

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