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Wetland attribute fields

The wetland mapping is stored as 3 feature classes:

  • Wetland areas
  • Wetland lines
  • Wetland points

Wetland_areas attribute descriptions

For a more detail description of these fields please see the Wetland Mapping FAQs

Geodatabase field name

Short field description

Allowed Values

Object_id

Unique identifier for all features.

>= 0

Ecotope_id

An ID that indicates contiguous areas with the same (dissolved by) wetland class, hydrology, salinity and water regime modifiers and regional ecosystem.

>=0

Ecotope_area

Area (in hectares) of each ecotope-id.

> 0

Wetland_ID

An ID that indicates contiguous areas with the same (dissolved by) wetland class (treating L and P as equivalent), hydrology modifier and catchment.

>= 0

Wetland_area

Area (in hectares) of each wetland-id.

> 0

WetClass (Wetclass_)

The wetland class (or system) of the wetland polygon.

R, E, P, L, M, -

HydroMod (Hydromod_)

The hydrological modifier of the wetland polygon.

H1, H2M1, H2M2, H2M2p,  H2M3, H2M3p, H2M4, H2M4a, H2M5, H2M6, H2M7, H2M8, H3C1, H3C2, H3C3, U, -

SalinMod (SalinMod_)

The salinity modifier of the wetland polygon.

S1, S2, S3, TI, -

WtrRegime (WtrRegime_)

The water regime modifier of the wetland polygon.

WR0, WR1, WR2, WR3, TI, -

WetRE

Regional ecosystem code for all wetland REs that are mapped within the wetland polygon.  See reference DERM (2011) for legend. Floodplains that are not remnant in 2009 are not allocated a regional ecosystem code.

Concatenated wetland REs

WetREPct

Percentage of the polygon occupied by wetland REs.

Concatenated percents separated by a slash where there is more than one regional ecosystem where source is from the RE map

XRE

For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows all regional ecosystems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystem data. This may include non-wetland regional ecosystems for mosaic polygons which are indicated by the RE_mosaic_sys attribute.

Concatenated list of regional ecosystems separated by a slash where there is more than one regional ecosystem occurs.

XRE_class

For any polygon with source = fromRE  shows the complete list of wetland systems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystems polygons. The attribute WetREPct shows the proportions of wetlands in the polygon, while the attribute RE_percent shows the percentage of all regional ecosytems present in a polygon.

Concatenated wetland classes separated by a slash that correspond to the regional ecosystems listed under XRE.

XRE_percent

For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows the percentage of all regional ecosystems (RE_mosaic) present in a polygon.

Concatenated percents separated by a slash that correspond to the regional ecosystems listed under XRE.

XRE_SAL_MOD

For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows the salinity modifiers.

Concatenated salinity modifiers.

Floodplain (Floodplain_)

Identifies if the polygon is a ‘floodplain’ . Fllodplains area may include floodplain wetlands (with wetland class = P, L etc) or other areas that is inundated but does not generally retain water after flooding long enough to meet the definition of wetlands. These latter areas often contain unmapped areas of wetlands and are often hydrologically linked to wetland areas. Areas derived from regional ecosystem data are included if the polygon is dominated by a floodplain regional ecosystem.

F, Wf, -

Catchment

Catchment name (from Sub_basin name in the spatial data SIRQRY.QLD_DRNCATCHMENT.100K. supplied by Department of Environment and Resource Management)

Catchment name (e.g. Moonie, Condamine, Cooper Creek etc)

DrainageDiv

Drainage division name.

Division name (e.g. Murray Darling, Eyre etc)

Source

Denotes source polygon is derived from.

fromMT, fromWT, manual, modMT modWT, fromRE, topo

Legend

Combination of Wetclass, source and wb_sub to be used as wetland legend.

 

Wetsub

Flags if the polygon has a blank wb_class and <80% of the polygon is mapped as palustrine or lacustrine wetland on the regional ecosystem map

01-50_RE, 51-80_RE

Hab

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type alpha numeric code

1-18

Hab_

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type name

 

Wetland_lines Attribute Descriptions

Geodatabase field name

Short field description

Allowed values

Object_id

Unique identifier for all features

Integer

Feature Code

AS 2482-1989 feature codes

Integer

Length_m

Line length in metres

>= 0

Wetland_points Attribute descriptions

Geodatabase field name

Short field description

Allowed values

Point_ID

Unique identifier for all features. 

Integer >= 0

Feature

Type of water point feature

Spring, rockhole

Lat_GDA94

Latitude, in decimal degrees to 7 decimal places. Negative values indicate location in southern hemisphere. Referenced to Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).

Between –9.0 and –29.5

Long_GDA94

Longitude in decimal degrees to 7 decimal places. Positive values indicate location in eastern hemisphere. Referenced to Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).

Between 138.0 and 154.0

Region

Broad location within Queensland. Bioregions follow Sattler and Williams (1999).

GAB, Eastern Desert Uplands, Burnett, Carnarvon basalt, Central Tertiary, Condamine, Darling river Plain, Western Desert Uplands, Donors Hill, Einasleigh, Einasleigh Basalt, Lake Eyre Basin, Lawn Hill,  Mt Isa, North West Highlands, Western Cape York

Status

This field applies to spring features only and identifies whether springs are currently active or inactive. Inactive springs are only included for GAB region. (Inactive refers to a spring where no free water was visible at the ground surface, with the exception of some mounded mud springs within the Eulo district.)

Active, Inactive, -

Type

This field applies only to spring features within the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), these springs have been assigned a type as per the following definitions:
Recharge: A spring emanating from the Great Aretesian Basin (GAB) aquifers within outcrop areas of the following sandstone formations on the eastern margins of the GAB: Adori, Blantyre, Boxvale, Clematis, Expedition, Gilbert River, Gubberamunda, Hampstead, Hooray, Hutton, Mooga, Namur, Nullawurt, Precipice, Springbok, Warrang and Wyandra sandstones, the Bulimba, Bungil, Digby, Eurombah, Glenidal, Pilliga and Murta formations, and the Albany Pass, Dridool, Helby, Kumbarilla and Ronlow Beds.
Discharge: A spring emanating from the Great Aretesian Basin (GAB) aquifers other than recharge springs

Discharge, Recharge, -

WetRE

Regional ecosystem (RE) code of the point feature. For a full description of regional ecosystem codes refer to Queensland Herbarium (2011)

Single RE code

WetClass

The wetland class (or system) of the point feature

R, P

Wetclass _

The wetland class (or system) of the point feature

Riverine, Palustrine

WetClassID

Integer that represents the wetland class. 

6, 5

HydroMod

The hydrological modifier of the point feature

H1, H2M4, H2M4a

Hydromod_

The hydrological modifier of the point feature

No modifications observed, Modified - springs,
Modified - springs (dormant)

SalinMod

The salinity modifier of the point feature

S1, S2, S3,

Salinmod_

The salinity modifier of the point feature

Fresh, Hypo-saline, Saline

WtrRegime

The water regime of the point feature

WR0, WR3

Wtrregime_

The water regime of the point feature

Uncertain, Commonly (80-100% of images)

Catchment

Catchment name

Catchment name (e.g. Moonie, Condamine, Cooper Creek etc)

DrainageDiv

Drainage division name.

Division name (e.g. Murray Darling, Eyre etc)

Hab

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type alpha numeric code

1-18

Hab_

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type name

 

Complxname

This field applies only to spring features. Name of spring complex if applicable

Elizabeth Springs etc

Name

Name of wetland point feature if applicable

Elizabeth Springs etc

Source

Source of data for point featue:
SPRLOC: Queensland Herbarium Spring location database - 2011;
QLD Springs 2006: Fensham, RJ and Fairfax, RJ (2006), Queensland Springs Version 4.0. Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane.;
Eddie 2009: Craig Eddie - Boobook (2009) Saddler Springs - Edenvale, Carnarvon Range, Queensland, Australia - Assessment of conservation values and management strategies;
Condamine Alliance 2009: Condamine Alliance (2009) Springs of the Condamine Catchment (CA06019);
Silcock 2009: Silcock, J. (2009). Identification of Permanent Refuge Waterbodies in the Cooper Creek & Georgina-Diamantina River Catchments for Queensland and South Australia. Final Report to South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resource Management Board.

Sprloc, Qld springs 2006, Eddie 2009, Silcock 2009, Condamine Alliance 2009

Source_ID

Identifier for point feature within source dataset if applicable

Text, -

Website_ID

This field applies to spring features only. Identifier for spring wetland from Fensham, RJ and Fairfax, RJ (2006) Queensland Springs Version 4.0 if applicable

Integer, -


Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Wetland attribute fields, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wetland-background/faq/field-descriptions-wm.html>.

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