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VIC MWC - Drainage - Primary Catchment (Polygon) Apr 2018

This dataset presents the footprint of catchments of major watercourses such as the Yarra River and Maribyrnong River. A primary river catchment is a catchment area composed of a single river system (where that river system reaches a bay or coast), a closed basin or a group of streams composing a coastal drainage area. A primary river catchment can be simple, dealing with the water of one watercourse, or complex, having a number of internal sub-catchments contributing to the whole. The Primary River catchment layer contains areas delineated by the watershed (natural or constructed) of a primary river watercourse.

This dataset provides a consolidated and consistent set of drainage catchments covering the entire Port Phillip and Westernport catchment area (Melbourne Water's area of responsibility for waterways and drainage). The primary purpose of this layer is for the hydraulic modelling of catchments and waterways, and/or calculations.

Additional uses:

  • Asset creation and numbering
  • Flood Plain Mapping
  • Drainage Scheme Creation and Reviews
  • Water Resource Management
  • Responding to Land Development Enquiries

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated August 17, 2020, 23:35 (UTC)
Created February 11, 2020, 02:59 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-MWC-UoM_AURIN_DB_mw_dr_primary_catchments_apr_2018
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List AWR Division Name, AWR River Basin Name, Captured By, Catchment Area, Date Captured, Date Updated, Geometry Field, Primary Catchment Name, River Basin Catchment Name, Source, Unique Identifier, Updated By
Attribution Melbourne Water Corporation, (2018): VIC MWC - Drainage - Primary Catchment (Polygon) Apr 2018; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Melbourne Water Corporation 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key ogc_fid
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.13, -38.52], [146.16, -38.52], [146.16, -37.21], [144.13, -37.21], [144.13, -38.52]]]}