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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 Alias

Short field description

Allowed Values

OBJECT_ID

-

Unique identifier for all features.

>= 0

ORIG_FID -    
WETCLASS_ Wetland system The wetland class (or system) of the wetland polygon. Riverine, Estuarine, Palustrine, Lacustrine, Marine, -
HYDROMOD_ Local hydrology modifier

The hydrological modifier of the wetland polygon.

Variants of artificial wetlands or modified wetlands, or no modifications observed

WETRE

Wetland RE list

Regional ecosystem code including any vegetation community suffix for all wetland REs that are mapped within the wetland polygon.  See reference DERM (2011) for legend.

Concatenated wetland REs

L_WETRE1 Wetland RE list (part 1 of 3) Links to relevant RE pages on the Department of Environment and Science website. HTML links
L_WETRE2 Wetland RE list (part 2 of 3)    
L_WETRE3 Wetland RE list (part 3 of 3)    

WETREPCT

Wetland RE %

Percentage of the polygon occupied by wetland REs.

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

SALINMOD_ Salinity modifier

The salinity modifier of the wetland polygon.

Fresh, Hypo-saline, Saline, Tidal influence

WTRREGIME_ Water regime

The water regime modifier of the wetland polygon.

Commonly inundated (80-100% of images), Intermediately inundated (40-60% of images), Rarely inundated (20% of images), Tidal influence, Uncertain -

SOURCE_ Data source

Denotes source polygon is derived from.

fromRE, manual, manual 2001, mod MT 2001, mod MT 2005, mod MT 2009, mod MT 2013, mod MT 2017, mod WT 2001, MT 2001, MT 2005, MT 2009, MT 2013, MT 2017, topo 2001, WT 2001

WETSUB

Subdominant wetland

Flags if the wetland regional ecosystem is subdominant (i.e. covering less than or equal to 80% of the polygon area).

01-50_RE, 51-80_RE

XRE

RE list

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 heterogeneous polygons.

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

XRE_PERCENT

RE % list

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

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

XRE_CLASS

Wetland system by RE list

For any polygon with source = fromRE  shows the complete list of wetland systems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystems polygons.

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

XRE_SAL_MOD

Salinity modifier code by RE list

For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows the salinity modifiers for all regional ecosystems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystems.

Concatenated salinity modifiers.

LEGEND

Legend

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

01-50_RE, 51-80_RE, E_RE, E_WB, L_RE, L_WB, M_WB, P_RE, P_WB, R_RE, R_WB

CATCHMENT

Sub-basin

Catchment name (from Sub_basin name in the spatial data SIRQRY.QLD_DRNCATCHMENT.100K. supplied by Department of Natural Resources Mining and Energy).

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

DRAINAGEDIV

Drainage division

Drainage division name.

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

HAB_

Habitat type

Descriptive name of the dominant wetland habitat type.

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type name

HAB

Habitat type code

Alpha-numerical code for the dominant wetland habitat type.

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type alpha numeric code

U_CMODEL Habitat conceptual model Links to relevant habitat conceptual models hosted on WetlandInfo. HTML links

FLOODPLAIN

F if on floodplain

Identifies if the polygon is a ‘floodplain’ wetland. Floodplains may include floodplain wetlands (with wetland class = P, L etc.) and other areas that are 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.

F, Wf, -

WETLAND_ID

Wetland identifier

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

>= 0

WETLAND_AREA

Wetland area (hectares)

Area (in hectares) of each wetland-id.

> 0

CLIMATE_CATEGORY Climate category Specifies whether a polygon is within either a coastal or inland climate category. Coastal, Inland

ECOTOPE_ID

Ecotope identifier

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

>=0

ECOTOPE_AREA

Ecotope area (hectares)

Area (in hectares) of each ecotope-id.

> 0

FLOODPLAIN_ Floodplain Descriptive name that identifies if the polygon is a floodplain wetland. Floodplains may include floodplain wetlands (with wetland class = P, L etc.) and other areas that are 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. Wetland on floodplain -

WETCLASS

Wetland system code

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

R, E, P, L, M, -

WC_LIST Wetland system list The wetland class/classes (or system/systems) of the wetland polygon. Concatenated list of wetland systems separated by a slash where more than one wetland occurs in the polygon.

HYDROMOD

Local hydrology modifier code

The hydrological modifier of the wetland polygon.

H1, H2M1, H2M1a, H2M1b, H2M1c, H2M1d, H2M2, H2M2a, H2M2b, H2M2c, H2M2d, H2M2e, H2M2f, H2M2g, H2M3, H2M5, H2M6, H2M6a, H2M6b, H2M6c, H2M6e, H2M7, H2M8, H3C1, H3C1a, H3C1b, H3C1c, H3C1d, H3C2, H3C3

SALINMOD

Salinity modifier code

The salinity modifier of the wetland polygon.

S1, S2, S3, TI

WTRREGIME

Water regime code

The water regime modifier of the wetland polygon.

WR0, WR1, WR2, WR3, TI

SOURCE

Data source code

Denotes source polygon is derived from.

fromRE, manual, manual 2001, mod MT 2001, mod MT 2005, mod MT 2009, mod MT 2013, mod MT 2017, mod WT 2001, MT 2001, MT 2005, MT 2009, MT 2013, MT 2017, topo 2001, WT 2001

WETRE1 Wetland RE 1 Regional ecosystem code for all REs or first RE in the case of concatenated REs that are mapped within the wetland polygon.  See reference DERM (2011) for legend. Regional ecosystem code
WETRE2 Wetland RE 2 Regional ecosystem code for the second RE in the case of concatenated regional ecosystem codes. Regional ecosystem code
WETRE3 Wetland RE 3 Regional ecosystem code for the third RE in the case of concatenated regional ecosystem codes. Regional ecosystem code
WETRE4 Wetland RE 4 Regional ecosystem code for the fourth RE in the case of concatenated regional ecosystem codes. Regional ecosystem code
WETRE5 Wetland RE 5 Regional ecosystem code for the fifth RE in the case of concatenated regional ecosystem codes. Regional ecosystem code
U_MGTPROF Wetland management profile Link to management profile documents on WetlandInfo. HTML link
U_TYPOLOGY Typology Link to WetlandInfo typology page. HTML link

Wetland_lines Attribute Descriptions

Geodatabase field name

Short field description

Allowed values

OBJECTID

Unique identifier for all features.

Integer

FEATURETYPE

Unique feature type that identifies the topographic feature (e.g. Watercourse).

Connector, Watercourse, Culvert, DEMConnector, Canal Line

NAME The name of the feature (if available). Feature name (e.g. August Gully, Coopers Creek, etc.)
PERENNIALITY Perennial or Non Perennial - If perennial, then water flows most of the time. Perennial, Non perennial, Not applicable
HIERARCHY Importance rating of the watercourse based on Geoscience Australia’s 250000 Topographic Data defined major watercourses of Australia. Major, Minor, Not applicable
DIMENSION Length of the feature in meters. >=0
AUSHYDRO_ID Unique ID number generated by Geoscience Australia for use in the National Hydro Geospatial Fabric. Integer

ALTERNATENAME

An alternate or local name of the feature.

Alternate/local name (e.g. Mululuban, Running River, etc.)

Wetland_points Attribute descriptions

Geodatabase field name

Short field description

Allowed values

POINT_ID

Unique identifier for all features.

Integer >= 0

FEATURE

Name of the feature type.

Rockhole, Waterhole, Wetland

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

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.

E, L, P, R, M

WETCLASS_

The wetland class (or system) of the point feature.

Estuarine, Lacustrine, Palustrine, Riverine, Marine

HYDROMOD

Local Hydrology Modifier Code. Local Hydrology Modifiers are based on a set of defined activities that alter wetland hydrology. They do not define what hydrological change has occurred.

H1, H2M1, H2M1a, H2M1b, H2M1c, H2M1d, H2M2, H2M2a, H2M2b, H2M2c, H2M2d, H2M2e, H2M2f, H2M2g, H2M3, H2M5, H2M6, H2M6a, H2M6b, H2M6c, H2M6e, H2M7, H2M8, H3C1, H3C1a, H3C1b, H3C1c, H3C1d, H3C2, H3C3

HYDROMOD_

Local Hydrology Modifier Descriptive Name. Local Hydrology Modifiers are based on a set of defined activities that alter wetland hydrology. They do not define what hydrological change has occurred.

Variants of artificial wetlands or modified wetlands, or no modifications observed

SALINMOD

The salinity modifier of the point feature.

S1, S2, S3, TI

SALINMOD_

The salinity modifier of the point feature.

Fresh, Hypo-saline, Saline, Tidal Influence

WTRREGIME

The water regime of the point feature.

WR0, WR1, WR2, WR3, TI

WTRREGIME_

The water regime of the point feature.

Uncertain, Rarely (20% of images), Intermediately (40-60% of images), Commonly (80-100% of images), Tidal influence

CATCHMENT

Sub-basin name.

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

DRAINAGEDIV

Drainage division name.

Name of the drainage division (e.g. Bulloo, Gulf, Lake Eyre, Murray Darling, North East Coast).

HAB

Alpha-numerical code for the dominant wetland habitat type.

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type alpha numeric code

HAB_

Descriptive name of the dominant wetland habitat type.

Queensland Wetland Habitat Type name

NAME

Name of wetland point feature if applicable.

Elizabeth Springs etc.

SOURCE

Source of data for point feature.

Silcock 2009[1]; NESP Research Plan 4 Project 2.5


References

  1. ^ Silcock, J (2009), Identification of Permanent Refuge Waterbodies in the Cooper Creek & Georgina-Diamantina River Catchments for Queensland and South Australia, South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resource Management Board, Port Augusta, SA..

Last updated: 14 November 2019

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2019) Wetland attribute fields, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wetland-background/faq/field-descriptions-wm.html

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