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VIC DELWP - Groundwater Catchments (GC) (Polygons)

This layer presents the footprint of the boundaries of Groundwater Catchments (GC) in Victoria. It is a product of the NWC funded Secure Allocations, Future Entitlement (SAFE) Project. The GCs have been developed to provide complete coverage of Victoria while considering the following:

Reflect aquifer systems and groundwater movement. Align with physical (i.e. surface water) and administrative boundaries where appropriate.

The GCs are aligned within Victoria's Groundwater Basins (GB). Boundaries that related directly or indirectly to the physical characteristics of groundwater resources included groundwater flow divides, surface water flow divides, topographic divides, and geological structural features that influence aquifer extent and groundwater flow direction.

The description of water resource management is often described in terms of surface water and groundwater. In reality, the two resources are connected; however, there are differing degrees of interconnection depending on the groundwater system and location within the surface water catchment. In preparing the GCs, surface water catchments were directly considered.

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Field Value
Last Updated March 20, 2020, 06:16 (UTC)
Created June 12, 2018, 04:11 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_DELWP-VIC_Govt_DELWP_datavic_WATER_GC
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List GCU Name, Geometry, Object ID
Attribution Government of Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, (2019): VIC DELWP - Groundwater Catchments (GC) (Polygons); accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 2019
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}