Potential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mapping background
A basic requirement for managing groundwater and groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) is to understand where and how groundwater moves through the landscape.
Potential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mappingPotential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mapping identifies the extent and key characteristics of the shallowest watertable aquifers in a landscape.
The wetland, GDE and shallowest watertable aquifer mapping and classification are available through:
Potential GDE aquifer mapping
Potential GDE aquifer mapping identifies the extent and key characteristics of the potential GDE aquifers in a landscape. There may be other aquifers not captured in this mapping (e.g. confined aquifers). Potential GDE aquifer mapping has been characterised according to a range of criteria including confinement, geology, porosity, groundwater flow system, salinity, pH, recharge process, etc.
The potential GDE aquifer mapping consists of 1 data set which can be viewed independently or complementary to Queensland’s GDE mapping.Background information PDF.
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Potential GDE aquifer mapping version history
Version 1.5—Released April 2017. Includes potential GDE aquifer mapping from version 1.4 with additional mapping for the eastern Murray-Darling Basin .
Version 1.4—Released December 2015. Includes potential GDE aquifer mapping from version 1.0 with additional mapping for the Comet, Dawson and Mackenzie River drainage sub-basins. Dataset has been renamed.
Version 1.0—Released July 2015. Potential GDE aquifer mapping.
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Last updated: 2 February 2016
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Potential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mapping background, WetlandInfo 2013, Queensland Government, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, .