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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.

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The National
Groundwater Information System is a spatial database for GIS specialists that contains a range of groundwater information submitted by States and Territories. The System contains more than 800 000 bore locations with associated lithology logs, bore construction logs and hydrostratigraphy logs.

Potential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mapping

Potential 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.

PDF Version of background information.

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Get mapping help provides more detailed step-by-step guides for accessing and using the mapping.

Potential GDE aquifer mapping version history

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.

Data sets—metadata

Layer/data set

Displays

Includes

Extent

Potential GDE aquifer mapping (area features)

Field descriptions / data dictionary

Data download details

Extent and properties of potential aquifers supporting surface expression and terrestrial GDEs

Aquifer name, confinement, geology, porosity, groundwater flow system, salinity, pH, recharge process, related mapping rule-set name, confidence, evidence, and conceptual model

South East Queensland, Lake Eyre Basin and surrounding drainage sub-basins, and the Comet, Dawson and Mackenzie River drainage sub-basins

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Last updated: 2 February 2016

This page should be cited as:

Potential groundwater dependent ecosystem aquifer mapping background, WetlandInfo 2013, Queensland Government, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/potential-aquifer-background/>.

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