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Attribute level: Region

1:1,000,000 - 1:2,500,000

Region refers to broad scale, high-level of regionalisation to characterise ecosystems at a national or regional scale using an ecological underpinning.

Attributes and categories for level: Region
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Flora Composition Acacia Acacia refers to plants of the genus Acacia. ACA
R Flora Composition Allocasuarina and Casuarina Allocasuarina and Casuarina refers to plants from either the genus Allocasuarina or Casuarine in the family Casuarinaceae. ALC
R Flora Composition Corymbia, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca Corymbia, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca refers to plants from either the genus Corymbia, Eucalyptus, Lophostemon or Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae. CEM
R Flora Composition Other Other refers to plants of a non-specified genus such as Aegiceras, Atalaya, Avicennia, Baloskion, Batis, Baumea, Brachyachne, Bruguiera, Calocephalus, Ceriops, Chenopodium, Cladium, Diplachne, Duma, Eleocharis, Empodisma, Eragrostis, Fimbristylis, Gahnia, Hemarthria, Heritiera, Ischaemum, Lawrencia, Leersia, Lepironia, Maireana, Nypa, Oryza, Panicum, Pemphis, Rhizophora, Sporobolus, Sticherus, Tecticornia, Terminalia, Tristaniopsis, Xanthorrhoea, Xanthostemon, etc. OTH
R Flora Composition Mixed Mixed refers to co-dominant plants from more than one category. MIX
R Flora Composition Not applicable Not applicable refers to areas with no dominant plants such as bare land or open water. NOA
R Flora Composition Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify flora composition. XXX
R Flora Composition Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Climate Class Desert Desert climates are characterised by limited precipitation. DES
R Climate Class Equatorial Equatorial climates are characterised by their proximity to the equator, relatively constant hot temperatures and significant precipitation. EQU
R Climate Class Grassland Grassland climates typically feature hot summers and cold winters. GRA
R Climate Class Subtropical Subtropical climates are characterised by hot and humid summers, and mild to chilly winters. SUB
R Climate Class Temperate Temperate climates are those without extremes of temperature and precipitation. TEM
R Climate Class Tropical Tropical climates are characterised by relatively constant high temperatures and significant precipitation. TRO
R Climate Class Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify climate class. XXX
R Climate Class Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Climate Region Arid and semi-arid Arid and semi-arid climate characterised by either limited precipitation or hot summers and cold winters. ARI
R Climate Region Coastal and subcoastal Coastal climate characterised by relatively constant hot or high temperatures and significant precipitation, hot and humid summers, or a lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation. COA
R Climate Region Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify biogeoclimate. XXX
R Climate Region Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Potential Evapotranspiration Very low Very low refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of less than 1,000 mm. VLO
R Potential Evapotranspiration Low Low refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,000 mm and less than 1,400 mm. LOW
R Potential Evapotranspiration Moderate Moderate refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,400 mm and less than 1,800 mm. MOD
R Potential Evapotranspiration High High refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,800 mm and less than 2,200 mm. HIG
R Potential Evapotranspiration Very high Very high refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 2,200 mm. VHI
R Potential Evapotranspiration Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify potential evapotranspiration. XXX
R Potential Evapotranspiration Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing January Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in January. JAN
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing February Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in February. FEB
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing March Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in March. MAR
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing April Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in April. APR
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing May Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in May. MAY
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing June Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in June. JUN
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing July Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in July. JUL
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing August Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in August. AUG
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing September Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in September. SEP
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing October Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in October. OCT
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing November Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in November. NOV
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing December Maximum annual potential evapotranspiration occurs in December. DEC
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify potential evapotranspiration timing. XXX
R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Precipitation Extremely low Extremely low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of less than 200 mm. ELO
R Precipitation Very low Very low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 200 mm and less than 400 mm. VLO
R Precipitation Low Very low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 200 mm and less than 400 mm. LOW
R Precipitation Mild Mild refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 600 mm and less than 1,000 mm. MIL
R Precipitation Moderate Moderate refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 1,000 mm and less than 1,500 mm. MOD
R Precipitation High High refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 1,500 mm and less than 2,000 mm. HIG
R Precipitation Very high Very high refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 2,000 mm and less than 3,000 mm. VHI
R Precipitation Extremely high Extremely high refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 3,000 mm. EHI
R Precipitation Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify multi-decadal mean annual precipitation. XXX
R Precipitation Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Precipitation Timing January Mean annual precipitation occurs in January. JAN
R Precipitation Timing February Mean annual precipitation occurs in February. FEB
R Precipitation Timing March Mean annual precipitation occurs in March. MAR
R Precipitation Timing April Mean annual precipitation occurs in April. APR
R Precipitation Timing May Mean annual precipitation occurs in May. MAY
R Precipitation Timing June Mean annual precipitation occurs in June. JUN
R Precipitation Timing July Mean annual precipitation occurs in July. JUL
R Precipitation Timing August Mean annual precipitation occurs in August. AUG
R Precipitation Timing September Mean annual precipitation occurs in September. SEP
R Precipitation Timing October Mean annual precipitation occurs in October. OCT
R Precipitation Timing November Mean annual precipitation occurs in November. NOV
R Precipitation Timing December Mean annual precipitation occurs in December. DEC
R Precipitation Timing Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify precipitation timing. XXX
R Precipitation Timing Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Phase-Offset In phase In phase refers to a difference of one month or less between maximum mean annual precipitation and maximum potential evapotranspiration. IPH
R Phase-Offset Out of phase Out of phase refers to a difference of between 2 and 3 months inclusive between maximum mean annual precipitation and maximum potential evapotranspiration. OPH
R Phase-Offset Very out of phase Very out of phase refers to differences of greater than 3 months between maximum mean annual precipitation and maximum potential evapotranspiration. VOP
R Phase-Offset Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify phase-offset. XXX
R Phase-Offset Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Aridity Index Energy limited Energy limited refers to locations where mean annual precipitation is greater than mean potential evapotranspiration. ENE
R Aridity Index Equivalent Equivalent refers to locations where mean annual precipitation is similar to the mean potential evapotranspiration. EQU
R Aridity Index Water limited Water limited refers to locations where mean potential evapotranspiration is greater than mean annual precipitation. WAT
R Aridity Index Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify aridity index. XXX
R Aridity Index Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Temperature High High refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 30 degrees Celsius. HIG
R Temperature Moderate Moderate refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 20 degrees Celsius and less than 30 degrees Celsius. MOD
R Temperature Low Low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature fo greater than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius and less than 20 degrees Celsius. LOW
R Temperature Very low Very low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature of less than 10 degrees Celsius. VLO
R Temperature Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature. XXX
R Temperature Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Geological Rock Type Igenous rock Igneous rock refers to rock formed by magma or lava cooling and solidifying. Igneous rock includes those rocks that crystallize below the land surface (e.g. diority, gabbro, granite, etc.) and those that cool quickly at the land surface (e.g. andesite, basalt, rhyolite, tuff, etc.).
R Geological Rock Type Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rock that has undergone metamorphism, that is subjected to heat and pressure resulting in physical and/or chemical change. Examples include gneiss, phyllite, marble, quartzite, schist, and slate.
R Geological Rock Type Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rock refers to rock formed by the accumulation and cemetation of fragments of other rocks, minerals and organisms, or as chemical precipitates.
R Geological Rock Type Not applicable Geological rock type is not applicable.
R Geological Rock Type Unknown Insufficient information available to classify geology.
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Topographic Drainage Gulf Gulf refers to river systems draining to the Gulf of Carpentaria. GUP
R Topographic Drainage Bulloo Bulloo refers to river systems of the Bulloo River basin. BUL
R Topographic Drainage Lake Eyre Lake Eyre refers to river systems draining internally in the Lake Eyre Basin. EYR
R Topographic Drainage Murray Darling Murray Darling refers to river systems draining through south-eastern Australia, across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. MDB
R Topographic Drainage North East Coast North East Coast refers to river systems draining east of the Great Dividing Range. NEC
R Topographic Drainage Unknown Insufficient information available to classify topographic drainage. XXX
R Topographic Drainage Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Biogeographic Region Brigalow Belt Brigalow Belt refers to the Brigalow Belt biogeographic region. BRB
R Biogeographic Region Cape York Peninsula Cape York Peninsula refers to Cape York Peninsula biogeographic region. CYP
R Biogeographic Region Central Queensland Coast Central Queensland Coast refers to Central Queensland Coast biogeographic region. CQC
R Biogeographic Region Channel Country Channel Country refers to Channel Country biogeographic region. CHC
R Biogeographic Region Desert Uplands Desert Uplands refers to the Desert Uplands biogeographic region. DEU
R Biogeographic Region Einasleigh Uplands Einasleigh Uplands refers to the Einasleigh Uplands biogeographic region. EIU
R Biogeographic Region Gulf Plains Gulf Plains refers to the Gulf Plains biogeographic region. GUP
R Biogeographic Region Mitchell Grass Downs Mitchell Grass Downs refers to the Mitchell Grass Downs biogeographic region. MGD
R Biogeographic Region Mulga Lands Mulga Lands refers to the Mulga Lands biogeographic region. MUL
R Biogeographic Region New England Tableland New England Tableland refers to New England Tableland biogeographic region. NET
R Biogeographic Region Northwest Highlands Northwest Highlands refers to Northwest Highlands biogeographic region. NWH
R Biogeographic Region South East Queensland South East Queensland refers to South East Queensland biogeographic region. SEQ
R Biogeographic Region Wet Tropics Wet Tropcis refers to Wet Trropics biogeographic region. WET
R Biogeographic Region Unknown Insufficient information available to classify biogeographic region. XXX
R Biogeographic Region Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Land Zone Unconsolidated sediments Unconsolidated sediments refers to superficial deposits (i.e. particles of gravel, sand, silt and/or clay) not bound together that lie above the bedrock. Examples include unconsolidated sediments of active river systems and sand dunes. UNC
R Land Zone Cainozoic duricrusts Cainozoic duricrusts formed on a variety of rock types, usually forming mesas or scarps. DUR
R Land Zone Igneous rocks Igneous rocks are formed from molten magma or lava and form extensive plains, low scarps, ranges, hills and lowlands. Examples include granite, diorite, basalt, IGN
R Land Zone Sedimentary rocks Sedimentary rocks, where sediments have been bound together by cemetation generally with little or no deformation, and usually forming undulating landscapes, plateaus, benches and scarps. Examples include sandstone, conglomerate, breccia, and limestone. SED
R Land Zone Metamorphic rocks Metamorphic rock, rocks that have undergone metamorphism (i.e. were subject to heat and pressure that caused the rock to transform), forming ranges, hills and lowlands. Examples include slate, gneiss, and schist. MET
R Land Zone Unknown Insufficient information available to attribute land zone. XXX
R Land Zone Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Physiographic Region Great Barrier Reef Province Outer barrier reef, patch reefs and some high islands. GBR
R Physiographic Region Peninsular Uplands Province Uplands and coastal areas of the western part of Cape York Peninsula, including the Great Escarpment. PUP
R Physiographic Region Burdekin Uplands Province Uplands and interior lowlands with a NW-SE trend parallel to and including coastal lowlands, dominated by the Burdekin River catchment. BUP
R Physiographic Region Fitzroy Uplands Province Uplands and interior lowlands with a NW-SE trend parallel to and including coastal lowlands, dominated by the Fitzroy River catchment. FUP
R Physiographic Region New England-Moreton Uplands Province Higher uplands falling to the east coast. NEM
R Physiographic Region Carpentaria Lowlands Province Mainly depositional plains around the south east of the Gulf of Carpentaria. CAR
R Physiographic Region Central Lowlands Province Interior lowlands, mainly internally draining. CLP
R Physiographic Region Murray Lowlands Province This province is more-or-less coincident with the Murray sedimentary basin, consisting of flat alluvium with aeolian cover in places. MLP
R Physiographic Region Carpentaria Fall Province Lowlands and plains sloping to the Gulf of Carpentaria. CFP
R Physiographic Region Barkly-Tanami Plains Province Low ranges, plateays, tablelands and plains. BAK
R Physiographic Region Unknown Insufficient information available to classify physiographic region. XXX
R Physiographic Region Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Naturalness -
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Trend -
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Period -
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Rainfall 0 - 200 mm
R Rainfall 200 - 400 mm
R Rainfall 400 - 600 mm
R Rainfall 600 - 1000 mm
R Rainfall 1000 - 1500 mm
R Rainfall 1500 - 2000 mm
R Rainfall 2000 - 3000 mm
R Rainfall > 3000 mm
R Rainfall Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Potential Evapotranspiration 0 - 1000 mm
R Potential Evapotranspiration 1000 - 1400 mm
R Potential Evapotranspiration 1400 - 1800 mm
R Potential Evapotranspiration 1800 - 2200 mm
R Potential Evapotranspiration > 2200 mm
R Potential Evapotranspiration Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Phase-Offset In-phase 1 month
R Phase-Offset Out-of-phase 2 - 3 months
R Phase-Offset Totally-out-of-phase > 3 months
R Phase-Offset Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
R Aridity Index Energy limited P > PET
R Aridity Index Equivalent P similar to PET
R Aridity Index Water limited PET > P
R Aridity Index Unknown Unknown

Attribute level: Subregion

1:500,000 - 1:1,000,000

Subregion refers to broad scale regionalisation that characterises ecosystems and better represents environmental complexity.

Attributes and categories for level: Subregion
Attribute name Category Description Code
S Geological Rock Type Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rock formed by magma or lava cooling and solidifying. Igneous rock includes those rocks that crystallize below the land surface (e.g. diority, gabbro, granite, etc.) and those that cool quickly at the land surface (e.g. andesite, basalt, rhyolite, tuff, etc.).
S Geological Rock Type Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rock that has undergone metamorphism, that is subjected to heat and pressure resulting in physical and/or chemical change. Examples include gneiss, phyllite, marble, quartzite, schist, and slate.
S Geological Rock Type Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rock refers to rock formed by the accumulation and cemetation of fragments of other rocks, minerals and organisms, or as chemical precipitates.
S Geological Rock Type Not applicable Geological rock type is not applicable.
S Geological Rock Type Unknown Insufficient information available to classify geology.

Attribute level: Landscape

1:100,000 - 1:500,000

Landscape refers to relevant contextual information about the landscape or seascape.

Attributes and categories for level: Landscape
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Flora Composition Acacia Acacia refers to plants of the genus Acacia. ACA
L Flora Composition Allocasuarina and Casuarina Allocasuarina and Casuarina refers to plants from either the genus Allocasuarina or Casuarine in the family Casuarinaceae. ALC
L Flora Composition Corymbia, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca Corymbia, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca refers to plants from either the genus Corymbia, Eucalyptus, Lophostemon or Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae. CEM
L Flora Composition Chenopodium, Maireana and Tecticornia Chenopodium, Maireana and Tecticorina refers to plants from either the genus Chenopodium, Maireana or Tecticornia in the family Chenopodiaceae. CMT
L Flora Composition Eleocharis, Gahnia, and Lepironia Eleocharis, Gahnia, and Lepironia refers to plants from either the genus Eleocharis, Gahnia or Lepironia in the family Cyperaceae. EGL
L Flora Composition Eragrostis and Sporobolus Eragrostis and Sporobolus refers to plants from either the genus Eragrostis or Sporobolus in the family Poaceae. ERS
L Flora Composition Mangrove genera Mangrove genera refers to plants from the genus Aegiceras, Avicennia, Bruguiera, Ceriops, and Rhizophora in the families Primulaceae and Rhizophoraceae. MAN
L Flora Composition Other Other refers to plants of a non-specified category such as Atalaya, Baloskion, Batis, Baumea, Brachyachne, Calocephalus, Cladium, Diplachne, Duma, Empodisma, Fimbristylis, Hemarthria, Heritiera, Ischaemum, Lawrencia, Leersia, Oryza, Panicum, Pemphis, Sticherus, Terminalia, Tristaniopsis, Xanthorrhoea, Xanthostemon, etc. OTH
L Flora Composition Mixed Mixed refers to co-dominant plants from more than one category. MIX
L Flora Composition Not applicable Not applicable refers to areas with no dominant plants such as bare land or open water. NOA
L Flora Composition Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify flora composition. XXX
L Flora Composition Palm genera Palm genera refers to plants from the genera Archontophoenix, Corypha, or Licuala in the family Arecaceae. PAL
L Flora Composition Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Flora Growth Form Grasses, sedges, and herbs Grasses, sedges, and herbs refers to all plants with either grass, herb or sedge growth form. Grasses refers to all plants with grass growth form including hummock and tussock grasses. Hummock grasses are coarse xenomorphic grass with a mound-like form often dead in the middle and belong to the genus Triodia. Tussock grasses form discrete but open tussocks usually with distinct individual shoots such as common agricultural grasses. Herbs refers to plant associations in which species composition and abundance is dependent on seasonal conditions and at any one time grasses or forbs may predominate. Sedges refers to herbaceous, usually perennial, erect plants generally with a tufted habit and of the families Cyperaceae and Restionaceae. GSH
L Flora Growth Form Shrubs Shrubs refers to woody plants either less than 8 m tall and multi-stemmed at the base (or within 200 mm from ground level), or single-stemmed at the base and less than 2 m tall. SHR
L Flora Growth Form Trees Trees refers to woody plants more than 2 m tall with a single stem or branches well above the base. TRE
L Flora Growth Form Macrophytes Macrophytes refers to aquatic plants large enough to be seen with the naked eye; either emergent, submerged, or floating. MAC
L Flora Growth Form Other Other refers to plants of a non-specified category including ferns, forbs, rush, and vines. Ferns refers to vascular plants characterised by large and usually branched leaves (known as fronds). Forbs refers to herbaceous or slightly woody, annual or sometimes perennial plant, that excludes grasses and includes ground orchids. Rush refers to herbaceous, usually perennial, erect plants grouped into the following families: Juncaceae, Typhaceae, Restionaceae and the genera Lomandra and Dianella. Vines refers to climbing, twining, winding or sprawling plants usually with a woody stem. OTH
L Flora Growth Form Not applicable Not applicable refers to instances where plants are not present such as bare land or open water. NOA
L Flora Growth Form Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify growth form. XXX
L Flora Growth Form Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Growth Height Tall Tall refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height exceeding 30 m or plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height of greater than 2 m. TAL
L Growth Height Regular Regular refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height between 10 and 30 m or plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height between 1 and 2 m. REG
L Growth Height Low Low refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height between 2 and 10 m. LOW
L Growth Height Dwarf Dwarf refers to plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height of less than 1 m. DWA
L Growth Height Not applicable Not applicable refers to instances where plants are not present such as bare land or open water. NOA
L Growth Height Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify growth height. XXX
L Growth Height Ground Ground refers to plants with a growth form other than tree or shrub that grow to a height of less than 2 m. GRO
L Growth Height Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Climate Class Hot (persistently dry) desert Desert climate characterised by limited precipitation with hot temperatures and persistently dry. DHP
L Climate Class Hot (summer drought) desert Desert climate characterised by limited precipitation with hot temperatures and summer drought. DHS
L Climate Class Hot (winter drought) desert Desert climate characterised by limited precipitation with hot temperatures and winter drought. DHW
L Climate Class Warm (persistently dry) desert Desert climate characterised by limited precipitation with warm temperatures and persistently dry. DWP
L Climate Class Equatorial rainforest (monsoonal) Equatorial climate characterised by their proximity to the equator, relatively constant hot temperatures and significant precipitation with rainforest and monsoons. ERA
L Climate Class Equatorial savanna Equatorial climate characterised by their proximity to the equator, relatively constant hot temperatures and significant precipitation with savanna. ESA
L Climate Class Hot (persistently dry) grassland Grassland climate characterised by hot summers and cold winters with hot temperatures and persistently dry. GHP
L Climate Class Hot (summer drought) grassland Grassland climate characterised by hot summers and cold winters with hot temperatures and summer drought. GHS
L Climate Class Hot (winter drought) grassland Grassland climate characterised by hot summers and cold winters with hot temperatures and winter drought. GHW
L Climate Class Warm (persistently dry) grassland Grassland climate characterised by hot summers and cold winters with warm temperatures and persistently dry. GWP
L Climate Class Warm (summer drought) grassland Grassland climate characterised by hot summers and cold winters with warm temperatures and summer drought. GWS
L Climate Class Subtropical with no dry season Subtropical climate characterised by hot and humid summers, and mild to chilly winters with no dry season. SND
L Climate Class Subtropical with a distinctly dry summer Subtropical climate characterised by hot and humid summers, and mild to chilly winters with distinctly dry summer. SDS
L Climate Class Subtropical with a distinctly dry winter Subtropical climate characterised by hot and humid summers, and mild to chilly winters with distinctly dry winter. SDW
L Climate Class Subtropical with moderately dry winter Subtropical climate characterised by hot and humid summers, and mild to chilly winters with moderately dry winter. SMD
L Climate Class Temperate with no dry season (hot summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with no dry season and a hot summer. TND
L Climate Class Temperate with a moderately dry winter (hot summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with a moderately dry winter and hot summer. TMH
L Climate Class Temperate with a distinctly dry (and hot) summer Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with a distinctly dry and hot summer. TDD
L Climate Class Temperate with no dry season (warm summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with no dry season and a warm summer. TWS
L Climate Class Temperate with a moderately dry winter (warm summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with a moderately dry and warm summer. TMD
L Climate Class Temperate with a distinctly dry (and warm) summer Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with a distinctly dry and warm summer. TDW
L Climate Class Temperate with no dry season (mild summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with no dry season and a mild summer. TMS
L Climate Class Temperate with a distinctly dry (and mild) summer Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with a distinctly dry and mild summer. TDM
L Climate Class Temperate with no dry season (cool summer) Temperate climate characterised by the lack of extremes of temperature and precipitation with no dry season and a cool summer. TCS
L Climate Class Tropical rainforest (persistently wet) Tropical climate characterised by relatively constant high temperatures and significant precipitation with rainforests and persistently wet. TRA
L Climate Class Tropical rainforest (monsoonal) Tropical climate characterised by relatively constant high temperatures and significant precipitation with rainforests and monsoons. TMO
L Climate Class Tropical savanna Tropical climate characterised by relatively constant high temperatures and significant precipitation with savanna. TSA
L Climate Class Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify climate class. XXX
L Climate Class Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Potential Evapotranspiration Very low Very low refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of less than 1,000 mm. VLO
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Very low - Less than 800
Very low - less than 800 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of less than 800 mm.
VLO-a
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Very low - 800 to 900
Very low - 800 to 900 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 800 mm and less than 900 mm.
VLO-b
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Very low - 900 to 1000
Very low - 900 to 1000 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 900 mm and less than 1,000 mm.
VLO-c
L Potential Evapotranspiration Low Low refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,000 mm and less than 1,400 mm. LOW
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Low - 1000 to 1100
Low - 1000 to 1100 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,000 mm and less than 1,100 mm.
LOW-a
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Low - 1100 to 1200
Low - 1100 to 1200 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,100 mm and less than 1,200 mm.
LOW-b
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Low - 1200 to 1300
Low - 1200 to 1300 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,200 mm and less than 1,300 mm.
LOW-c
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Low - 1300 to 1400
Low - 1300 to 1400 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,300 mm and less than 1,400 mm.
LOW-d
L Potential Evapotranspiration Moderate Moderate refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,400 mm and less than 1,800 mm. MOD
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Moderate - 1400 to 1500
Moderate - 1400 to 1500 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,400 mm and less than 1,500 mm.
MOD-a
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Moderate - 1500 to 1600
Moderate - 1500 to 1600 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,500 mm and less than 1,600 mm.
MOD-b
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Moderate - 1600 to 1700
Moderate - 1600 to 1700 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,600 mm and less than 1,700 mm.
MOD-c
L Potential Evapotranspiration
Moderate - 1700 to 1800
Moderate - 1700 to 1800 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,700 mm and less than 1,800 mm.
MOD-d
L Potential Evapotranspiration High High refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,800 mm and less than 2,200 mm. HIG
L Potential Evapotranspiration
High - 1800 to 1900
High - 1800 to 1900 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,800 mm and less than 1,900 mm.
HIG-a
L Potential Evapotranspiration
High - 1900 to 2000
High - 1900 to 2000 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 1,900 mm and less than 2,000 mm.
HIG-b
L Potential Evapotranspiration
High - 2000 to 2100
High - 2000 to 2100 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 2,000 mm and less than 2,100 mm.
HIG-c
L Potential Evapotranspiration
High - 2100 to 2200
High - 2100 to 2200 refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 2,100 mm and less than 2,200 mm.
HIG-d
L Potential Evapotranspiration Very high Very high refers to a mean annual potential evapotranspiration of greater than or equal to 2,200 mm. VHI
L Potential Evapotranspiration Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify potential evapotranspiration. XXX
L Potential Evapotranspiration Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Precipitation Extremely low Extremely low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of less than 200 mm. ELO
L Precipitation
Extremely low - Less than 50
Extremely low - Less than 50 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of less than 50 mm.
ELO-a
L Precipitation
Extremely low - 50 to 100
Extremely low - 50 to 100 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 50 mm and less than 100 mm.
ELO-b
L Precipitation
Extremely low - 100 to 200
Extremely low - 100 to 200 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 100 mm and less than 200 mm.
ELO-c
L Precipitation Very low Very low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 200 mm and less than 400 mm. VLO
L Precipitation
Very low - 200 to 300
Very low - 200 to 300 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 200 mm and less than 300 mm.
VLO-a
L Precipitation
Very low - 300 to 400
Very low - 300 to 400 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 300 mm and less than 400 mm.
VLO-b
L Precipitation Low Low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 400 mm and less than 600 mm. LOW
L Precipitation
Low - 400 to 500
Low - 400 to 500 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 400 mm and less than 500 mm.
LOW-a
L Precipitation
Low - 500 to 600
Low - 500 to 600 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 500 mm and less than 600 mm.
LOW-b
L Precipitation Mild Mild refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 600 mm and less than 1,000 mm. MIL
L Precipitation
Mild - 600 to 700
Mild - 600 to 700 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 600 mm and less than 700 mm.
MIL-a
L Precipitation
Mild - 700 to 800
Mild - 700 to 800 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 700 mm and less than 800 mm.
MIL-b
L Precipitation
Mild - 800 to 900
Mild - 800 to 900 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 800 mm and less than 900 mm.
MIL-c
L Precipitation
Mild - 900 to 1000
Mild - 900 to 1000 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 900 mm and less than 1,000 mm.
MIL-d
L Precipitation Moderate Moderate refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 1,000 mm and less than 1,500 mm. MOD
L Precipitation High High refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 1,500 mm and less than 2,000 mm. HIG
L Precipitation Very high Very high refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 2,000 mm and less than 3,000 mm. VHI
L Precipitation
Very high - 2000 to 2500
Very high - 2000 to 2500 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 2,000 mm and less than 2,500 mm.
VHI-a
L Precipitation
Very high - 2500 to 3000
Very high - 2500 to 3000 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 2,500 mm and less than 3,000 mm.
VHI-b
L Precipitation Extremely high Extremely high refers to a multi-decadal mean annual precipitation of greater than or equal to 3,000 mm. EHI
L Precipitation Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify multi-decadal mean annual precipitation. XXX
L Precipitation Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Temperature High High refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 30 degrees Celsius. HIG
L Temperature
High - More than 36
High - More than 36 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 36 degrees Celsius.
HIG-d
L Temperature
High - 34 to 36
High - 34 to 36 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 34 degrees Celsius and less than 36 degress Celsius.
HIG-c
L Temperature
High - 32 to 34
High - 32 to 34 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 32 degrees Celsius and less than 34 degress Celsius.
HIG-b
L Temperature
High - 30 to 32
High - 30 to 32 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 30 degrees Celsius and less than 32 degress Celsius.
HIG-a
L Temperature Moderate Moderate refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 20 degrees Celsius and less than 30 degrees Celsius. MOD
L Temperature
Moderate - 28 to 30
Moderate - 28 to 30 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 28 degrees Celsius and less than 30 degress Celsius.
MOD-e
L Temperature
Moderate - 26 to 28
Moderate - 26 to 28 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 26 degrees Celsius and less than 28 degress Celsius.
MOD-d
L Temperature
Moderate - 24 to 26
Moderate - 24 to 26 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 24 degrees Celsius and less than 26 degress Celsius.
MOD-c
L Temperature
Moderate - 22 to 24
Moderate - 22 to 24 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 22 degrees Celsius and less than 24 degress Celsius.
MOD-b
L Temperature
Moderate - 20 to 22
Moderate - 20 to 22 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 20 degrees Celsius and less than 22 degress Celsius.
MOD-a
L Temperature Low Low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature fo greater than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius and less than 20 degrees Celsius. LOW
L Temperature
Low - 18 to 20
Low - 18 to 20 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 18 degrees Celsius and less than 20 degress Celsius.
LOW-e
L Temperature
Low - 16 to 18
Low - 16 to 18 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 16 degrees Celsius and less than 18 degress Celsius.
LOW-d
L Temperature
Low - 14 to 16
Low - 14 to 16 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 14 degrees Celsius and less than 16 degress Celsius.
LOW-c
L Temperature
Low - 12 to 14
Low - 12 to 14 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 12 degrees Celsius and less than 14 degress Celsius.
LOW-b
L Temperature
Low - 10 to 12
Low - 10 to 12 refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature greater than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius and less than 12 degress Celsius.
LOW-a
L Temperature Very low Very low refers to a multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature of less than 10 degrees Celsius. VLO
L Temperature Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify temperature. XXX
L Temperature Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Geological Rock Type Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rock formed by magma or lava cooling and solidifying. Igneous rock includes those rocks that crystallize below the land surface (e.g. diority, gabbro, granite, etc.) and those that cool quickly at the land surface (e.g. andesite, basalt, rhyolite, tuff, etc.).
L Geological Rock Type Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rock that has undergone metamorphism, that is subjected to heat and pressure resulting in physical and/or chemical change. Examples include gneiss, phyllite, marble, quartzite, schist, and slate.
L Geological Rock Type Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rock refers to rock formed by the accumulation and cemetation of fragments of other rocks, minerals and organisms, or as chemical precipitates. This category should only be used when it is not practical to further classify sedimentary rock at the landscape/seascape scale.
L Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic
Sedimentary rock - clastic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the deposition of rock fragments that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and shale.
L Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - chemical
Sedimentary rock - chemical refers to sedimentary rock formed from the chemical precipitation of dissolved materials from solution that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include gypsum and oolitic limestone.
L Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - organic
Sedimentary rock - organic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of organic material. Examples include chert (formed by accumulation of siliceous skeletons of microscopic organisms), coal (formed from plant material), and most limestone (formed from calcareous skeletons of organisms).
L Geological Rock Type Not applicable Geological rock type is not applicable.
L Geological Rock Type Unknown Insufficient information available to classify geology.
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Salinity Fresh Fresh refers to ecosystems with a salinity of less than 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 part per thousand). FRE
L Salinity Brackish Brackish refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 parts per thousand) and less than 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 part per thousand). BRC
L Salinity Saline Saline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 parts per thousand) and less than 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 part per thousand). SAL
L Salinity Hypersaline Hypersaline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 parts per thousand). HYP
L Salinity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify salinity. XXX
L Salinity Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Wetland Landscale Hydrological Modification Modified Modified refers to a natural wetland where anthropogenic activities are observable at the landscape level that alter wetland hydrology. H2
L Wetland Landscale Hydrological Modification
Modified - irrigation
Modified - irrigation refers to a wetland that occurs within a landscape modified by activities associated with an irrigation scheme including pumping, use as a water storage, balancing area, etc.
H2-IR
L Wetland Landscale Hydrological Modification Natural No observable landscape modification. H1
L Wetland Landscale Hydrological Modification Unknown Insufficient information available to classify landscape hydrological modification. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Artificial The wetland is completed anthropogenic. ART
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Natural The wetland is either an un-modified natural wetland or a modified natural wetland regardless of how extensively it has been modified. NAT
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness
Natural - natural
Natural landscape with negligible observable anthropogenic hydrological modification.
NAT-NAT
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness
Natural - modified
Natural landscape with observable anthropogenic hydrological modification.
NAT-MOD
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify wetland naturalness. XXX
L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Floodplain Within a floodplain Within a floodplain refers to ecosystems that occur within a broader active floodplain. FLD
L Floodplain Not within a floodplain Not within a floodplain refers to ecosystems that do not occur within a broader active floodplain. NFD
L Floodplain Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify floodplain. XXX
L Floodplain Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Permanence of Water in the Broader Landform Unit Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of water.
L Permanence of Water in the Broader Landform Unit Near permanent Near permanent refers to the common presence of water with irregular drying after unpredictable events (e.g. signficant drought period).
L Permanence of Water in the Broader Landform Unit Intermittent Intermittent refers to the presence of water periodically.
L Permanence of Water in the Broader Landform Unit Ephemeral Ephemeral refers to rare presence of water with the presence of water occurring after unpredicatable rainfall events.
L Permanence of Water in the Broader Landform Unit Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify permanence of water in the broader landform unit.
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Time First Observed Pre 1990 Pre 1990 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed prior to 1990. P90
L Time First Observed 1990 to 1999 1990 to 1999 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 1990 and 1999 inclusive. 90S
L Time First Observed 2000 to 2009 2000 to 2009 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2000 and 2009 inclusive. 00S
L Time First Observed 2010 to 2019 2010 to 2019 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2010 and 2019 inclusive. 10S
L Time First Observed 2020 to 2029 2020 to 2029 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2020 and 2029 inclusive. 20S
L Time First Observed Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify time first observed. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Topographic Drainage Settlement River Settlement River refers to river systems of the Settlement Creek basin. SET
L Topographic Drainage Mornington Island Mornington Island refers to river systems of the Mornington Island basin. MON
L Topographic Drainage Nicholson River Nicholson River refers to river systems of the Nicholson River basin. NIC
L Topographic Drainage Leichhardt River Leichhardt River refers to river systems of the Leichhardt River basin. LEI
L Topographic Drainage Morning Inlet Morning Inlet refers to river systems of the Morning Inlet basin. MOR
L Topographic Drainage Flinders River Flinders River refers to river systems of the Flinders River basin. FLI
L Topographic Drainage Norman River Norman River refers to river systems of the Norman River basin. NOR
L Topographic Drainage Gilbert River Gilbert River refers to river systems of the Gilbert River basin. GIL
L Topographic Drainage Staaten River Staaten River refers to river systems of the Staaten River basin. STA
L Topographic Drainage Mitchell River Mitchell River refers to river systems of the Mitchell River basin. MIT
L Topographic Drainage Hann River Hann River refers to river systems of the Hann River basin. HAN
L Topographic Drainage Isaac River Isaac River refers to river systems of the Isaac River basin. ISA
L Topographic Drainage Isis River Isis River refers to river systems of the Isis River basin. ISI
L Topographic Drainage Kendall River Kendall River refers to river systems of the Kendall River basin. KEN
L Topographic Drainage L Creek L Creek refers to river systems of the L Creek basin. LCR
L Topographic Drainage Lagoon Creek Lagoon Creek refers to river systems of the Lagoon Creek basin. LAG
L Topographic Drainage Lockyer Creek Lockyer Creek refers to river systems of the Lockyer Creek basin. LCK
L Topographic Drainage Macintyre & Weir Rivers Macintyre & Weir Rivers refers to river systems of the Macintyre & Weir Rivers basin. MWE
L Topographic Drainage Macintyre Brook Macintyre Brook refers to river systems of the Macintyre Brook basin. MBR
L Topographic Drainage Mackenzie River Mackenzie River refers to river systems of the Mackenzie River basin. MAC
L Topographic Drainage Coleman River Coleman River refers to river systems of the Coleman River basin. COL
L Topographic Drainage Maranoa River Maranoa River refers to river systems of the Maranoa River basin. MAR
L Topographic Drainage Mcdonald River Mcdonald River refers to river systems of the Mcdonald River basin. MCD
L Topographic Drainage Mission River Mission River refers to river systems of the Mission River basin. MIS
L Topographic Drainage Nogoa River Nogoa River refers to river systems of the Nogoa River basin. NOG
L Topographic Drainage Palmer River Palmer River refers to river systems of the Palmer River basin. PAL
L Topographic Drainage Pascoe River Pascoe River refers to river systems of the Pascoe River basin. PAS
L Topographic Drainage Russell River Russell River refers to river systems of the Russell River basin. RUS
L Topographic Drainage Saxby River Saxby River refers to river systems of the Saxby River basin. SAX
L Topographic Drainage Skardon River Skardon River refers to river systems of the Skardon River basin. SKA
L Topographic Drainage South Johnstone River South Johnstone River refers to river systems of the South Johnstone River basin. SJR
L Topographic Drainage Holroyd River Holroyd River refers to river systems of the Holroyd River basin. HOL
L Topographic Drainage South Pine River South Pine River refers to river systems of the South Pine River basin. SPR
L Topographic Drainage Stanley River Stanley River refers to river systems of the Stanley River basin. STN
L Topographic Drainage Stradbroke Islands Stradbroke Islands refers to river systems of the Stradbroke Islands basin. STR
L Topographic Drainage Suttor River Suttor River refers to river systems of the Suttor River basin. SUT
L Topographic Drainage Thomson River Thomson River refers to river systems of the Thomson River basin. THO
L Topographic Drainage Upper Burdekin River Upper Burdekin River refers to river systems of the Upper Burdekin River basin. UBR
L Topographic Drainage Upper Burnett River Upper Burnett River refers to river systems of the Upper Burnett River basin. UBU
L Topographic Drainage Upper Mary River Upper Mary River refers to river systems of the Upper Mary River basin. UMR
L Topographic Drainage Wallam Creeks Wallam Creeks refers to river systems of the Wallam Creeks basin. WAL
L Topographic Drainage Walsh River Walsh River refers to river systems of the Walsh River basin. UMA
L Topographic Drainage Archer River Archer River refers to river systems of the Archer River basin. ARC
L Topographic Drainage Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
L Topographic Drainage Watson River Watson River refers to river systems of the Watson River basin. WAT
L Topographic Drainage Embley River Embley River refers to river systems of the Embley River basin. EMB
L Topographic Drainage Wenlock River Wenlock River refers to river systems of the Wenlock River basin. WEN
L Topographic Drainage Ducie River Ducie River refers to river systems of the Ducie River basin. DUC
L Topographic Drainage Jardine River Jardine River refers to river systems of the Jardine River basin. JAR
L Topographic Drainage Torres Strait Islands Torres Strait Islands refers to river systems of the Torres Strait Islands basin. TSI
L Topographic Drainage Bulloo River Bulloo River refers to river systems of the Bulloo River basin. BUL
L Topographic Drainage Cooper Creek Cooper Creek refers to river systems of the Cooper Creek basin. COO
L Topographic Drainage Lake Frome Lake Frome refers to river systems of the Lake Frome basin. FRO
L Topographic Drainage Hay Hay refers to river systems of the Hay River basin. HAY
L Topographic Drainage Diamantina River Diamantina River refers to river systems of the Diamantina River basin. DIA
L Topographic Drainage Georgina River Georgina River refers to river systems of the Georgina River basin. GEO
L Topographic Drainage Boyne & Auburn Rivers Boyne & Auburn Rivers refers to river systems of the Boyne & Auburn Rivers basin. BOR
L Topographic Drainage Moonie River Moonie River refers to river systems of the Moonie River basin. MOO
L Topographic Drainage Balonne River Balonne River refers to river systems of the Balonne River basin. BAL
L Topographic Drainage Warrego River Warrego River refers to river systems of the Warrego River basin. WAR
L Topographic Drainage Paroo River Paroo River refers to river systems of the Paroo River basin. PAR
L Topographic Drainage Jacky Jacky Creek Jacky Jacky Creek refers to river systems of the Jacky Jacky Creek basin. JAC
L Topographic Drainage Olive River Olive River refers to river systems of the Olive River basin. OLI
L Topographic Drainage Lockhart River Lockhart River refers to river systems of the Lockhart River basin. LOC
L Topographic Drainage Stewart River Stewart River refers to river systems of the Stewart River basin. STE
L Topographic Drainage Normanby River Normanby River refers to river systems of the Normanby River basin. NRB
L Topographic Drainage Jeannie River Jeannie River refers to river systems of the Jeannie River basin. JEA
L Topographic Drainage Endeavour River Endeavour River refers to river systems of the Endeavour River basin. END
L Topographic Drainage Daintree River Daintree River refers to river systems of the Daintree River basin. DAI
L Topographic Drainage Mossman River Mossman River refers to river systems of the Mossman River basin. MOS
L Topographic Drainage Barron River Barron River refers to river systems of the Barron River basin. BRN
L Topographic Drainage Mulgrave River Mulgrave River refers to river systems of the Mulgrave River basin. MUL
L Topographic Drainage North Johnstone River North Johnstone River refers to river systems of the North Johnstone River basin. JOH
L Topographic Drainage Tully River Tully River refers to river systems of the Tully River basin. TUL
L Topographic Drainage Murray River Murray River refers to river systems of the Murray River basin. MUR
L Topographic Drainage Hinchinbrook Island Hinchinbrook Island refers to river systems of the Hinchinbrook Island basin. HIN
L Topographic Drainage Herbert River Herbert River refers to river systems of the Herbert River basin. HER
L Topographic Drainage Black River Black refers to river systems of the Black River basin. BLA
L Topographic Drainage Ross River Ross River refers to river systems of the Ross River basin. ROS
L Topographic Drainage Haughton River Haughton River refers to river systems of the Haughton River basin. HAU
L Topographic Drainage Lower Burdekin River Lower Burdekin River refers to river systems of the Lower Burdekin River basin. LBD
L Topographic Drainage Don River Don River refers to river systems of the Don River basin. DON
L Topographic Drainage Proserpine River Proserpine River refers to river systems of the Proserpine River basin. PRO
L Topographic Drainage Whitsunday Island Whitsunday Island refers to river systems of the Whitsunday Island basin. WHI
L Topographic Drainage O'Connell River O'Connell River refers to river systems of the O'Connell River basin. OCO
L Topographic Drainage Pioneer River Pioneer River refers to river systems of the Pioneer River basin. PIO
L Topographic Drainage Plane Creek Plane Creek refers to river systems of the Plane Creek basin. PLA
L Topographic Drainage Styx River Styx River refers to river systems of the Styx River basin. STY
L Topographic Drainage Shoalwater Shoalwater refers to river systems of the Shoalwater Creek basin. SHO
L Topographic Drainage Waterpark Creek Waterpark Creek refers to river systems of the Waterpark Creek basin. WTP
L Topographic Drainage Fitzroy River Fitzroy River refers to river systems of the Fitzroy River basin. FIT
L Topographic Drainage Calliope River Calliope River refers to river systems of the Calliope River basin. CAL
L Topographic Drainage Curtis Island Curtis Island refers to river systems of the Curtis Island basin. CUR
L Topographic Drainage Boyne River Boyne River refers to river systems of the Boyne River basin. BOY
L Topographic Drainage Baffle Creek Baffle Creek refers to river systems of the Baffle Creek basin. BAF
L Topographic Drainage Kolan River Kolan River refers to river systems of the Kolan River basin. KOL
L Topographic Drainage Lower Burnett River Lower Burnett River refers to river systems of the Lower Burnett River basin. LBR
L Topographic Drainage Burrum River Burrum River refers to river systems of the Burrum River basin. BUU
L Topographic Drainage Lower Mary River Lower Mary River refers to river systems of the Lower Mary River basin. MRY
L Topographic Drainage Fraser Island Fraser Island refers to river systems of the Fraser Island basin. FRA
L Topographic Drainage Noosa River Noosa River refers to river systems of the Noosa River basin. NOO
L Topographic Drainage Maroochy River Maroochy River refers to river systems of the Maroochy River basin. MRO
L Topographic Drainage North Pine River North Pine River refers to river systems of the North Pine River basin. PIN
L Topographic Drainage Brisbane River Brisbane River refers to river systems of the Brisbane River basin. BRI
L Topographic Drainage Moreton Island Moreton Island refers to river systems of Moreton Island. MBI
L Topographic Drainage Logan River Logan River refers to river systems of the Logan River basin. LOG
L Topographic Drainage Albert River Albert River refers to river systems of the Albert River basin. ALB
L Topographic Drainage Unknown Insufficient information available to classify topographic drainage. XXX
L Topographic Drainage Alice River Alice River refers to river systems of the Alice River basin. ALI
L Topographic Drainage Barcoo River Barcoo River refers to river systems of the Barcoo River basin. BAR
L Topographic Drainage Barker & Barambah Creeks Barker & Barambah River refers to river systems of the Barker & Barambah River basin. BBC
L Topographic Drainage Barratta Creek Barratta Creek refers to river systems of the Barratta Creek basin. BRR
L Topographic Drainage Bohle River Bohle River refers to river systems of the Bohle River basin. BOH
L Topographic Drainage Bowen River Bowen River refers to river systems of the Bowen River basin. BOW
L Topographic Drainage Bremer River Bremer River refers to river systems of the Bremer River basin. BRE
L Topographic Drainage Caboolture River Caboolture River refers to river systems of the Caboolture River basin. CAB
L Topographic Drainage Cliffdale Creek Cliffdale Creek refers to river systems of the Cliffdale Creek basin. CLI
L Topographic Drainage Cloncurry River Cloncurry River refers to river systems of the Cloncurry River basin. CLO
L Topographic Drainage Coen River Coen River refers to river systems of the Coen River basin. COE
L Topographic Drainage Comet River Comet River refers to river systems of the Comet River basin. COM
L Topographic Drainage Condamine River Condamine River refers to river systems of the Condamine River basin. CON
L Topographic Drainage Coomera & Nerang Rivers Coomera & Nerang Rivers refers to river systems of the Coomera & Nerang Rivers basin. CNR
L Topographic Drainage Dawson River Dawson River refers to river systems of the Dawson River basin. DAW
L Topographic Drainage Dumaresq River Dumaresq River refers to river systems of the Dumaresq River basin. DMA
L Topographic Drainage Edward River Edward River refers to river systems of the Edward River basin. EDW
L Topographic Drainage Eight Mile Creek Eight Mile Creek refers to river systems of the Eight Mile Creek basin. EIG
L Topographic Drainage Einasleigh River Einasleigh River refers to river systems of the Einasleigh River basin. EIN
L Topographic Drainage Elliott River Elliott River refers to river systems of the Elliott River basin. ELL
L Topographic Drainage Eyre Creek Eyre Creek refers to river systems of the Eyre Creek basin. EYR
L Topographic Drainage Gregory River Gregory River refers to river systems of the Gregory River basin. GRE
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Local flow system Local groundwater flow systems extend less than 5 kilometres along a flow path (i.e. from points of recharge to points of discharge). LOC
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Intermediate flow system Intermediate groundwater flow systems extend between 5 and 50 kilometres along a flow path (i.e. from points of recharge to points of discharge). INT
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Regional flow system Regional groundwater flow system extend over 50 kilometres along a flow path (i.e. from points of recharge to points of discharge). REG
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Perched flow system Perched groundwater systems are unconfined aquifers in the vadose zone that are separated from underlying aquifer(s) by an unsaturated zone. PER
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Unknown Insufficient information available to classify groundwater flow system. XXX
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Not applicable Not applicable refers to instances where no groundwater flow system is present. NOA
L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Aquifer Name -
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Biogeographic Region Anakie Inlier Anakie Inlier refers to the Anakie Inlier biogeographic subregion. ANA
L Biogeographic Region Arcadia Arcadia refers to the Arcadia biogeographic subregion. ARC
L Biogeographic Region Banana - Auburn Ranges Banana - Auburn Ranges refers to the Banana - Auburn Ranges biogeographic subregion. BAN
L Biogeographic Region Barakula Barakula refers to the Barakula biogeographic subregion. BAR
L Biogeographic Region Basalt Downs Basalt Downs refers to the Basalt Downs biogeographic subregion. BAS
L Biogeographic Region Belyando Downs Belyando Downs refers to the Belyando Downs biogeographic subregion. BED
L Biogeographic Region Beucazon Hills Beucazon Hills refers to the Beucazon Hills biogeographic subregion. BEU
L Biogeographic Region Bogie River Hills Bogie River Hills refers to the Bogie River Hills biogeographic subregion. BOG
L Biogeographic Region Boomer Range Boomer Range refers to the Boomer Range biogeographic subregion. BOO
L Biogeographic Region Buckland Basalts Buckland Basalts refers to the Buckland Basalts biogeographic subregion. BUC
L Biogeographic Region Urisino Sandplains Urisino Sandplains refers to the Urisino Sandplains biogeographic subregion. URS
L Biogeographic Region Warrego Plains Warrego Plains refers to the Warrego Plains biogeographic subregion. WAR
L Biogeographic Region West Balonne Plains West Balonne Plains refers to the West Balonne Plains biogeographic subregion. WBP
L Biogeographic Region West Bulloo West Bulloo refers to the West Bulloo biogeographic subregion. WBU
L Biogeographic Region West Warrego West Warrego refers to the West Warrego biogeographic subregion. WWA
L Biogeographic Region Nandewar Northern Complex Nandewar Northern Complex refers to the Nandewar Northern Complex biogeographic subregion. NNC
L Biogeographic Region Stanthorpe Plateau Stanthorpe Plateau refers to the Stanthorpe Plateau biogeographic subregion. STA
L Biogeographic Region Tenterfield Plateau Tenterfield Plateau refers to the Tenterfield Plateau biogeographic subregion. TEN
L Biogeographic Region McArthur McArthur refers to the McArthur biogeographic subregion. MCA
L Biogeographic Region Mount Isa Inlier Mount Isa Inlier refers to the Mount Isa Inlier biogeographic subregion. MII
L Biogeographic Region Callide Creek Downs Callide Creek Downs refers to the Callide Creek Downs biogeographic subregion. CCD
L Biogeographic Region Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts refers to the Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts biogeographic subregion. SPF
L Biogeographic Region Thorntonia Thorntonia refers to the Thorntonia biogeographic subregion. THO
L Biogeographic Region Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics refers to the Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics biogeographic subregion. BBV
L Biogeographic Region Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands refers to the Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands biogeographic subregion. BCC
L Biogeographic Region Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges refers to the Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges biogeographic subregion. BCH
L Biogeographic Region Burringbar - Conondale Ranges Burringbar - Conondale Ranges refers to the Burringbar - Conondale Ranges biogeographic subregion. BCR
L Biogeographic Region Great Sandy Great Sandy refers to the Great Sandy biogeographic subregion. GSA
L Biogeographic Region Gympie Block Gympie Block refers to the Gympie Block biogeographic subregion. GYM
L Biogeographic Region Moreton Basin Moreton Basin refers to the Moreton Basin biogeographic subregion. MOR
L Biogeographic Region Scenic Rim Scenic Rim refers to the Scenic Rim biogeographic subregion. SCE
L Biogeographic Region Cape River Hills Cape River Hills refers to the Cape River Hills biogeographic subregion. CRH
L Biogeographic Region South Burnett South Burnett refers to the South Burnett biogeographic subregion. SBU
L Biogeographic Region Southern Great Barrier Reef Southern Great Barrier Reef refers to the Southern Great Barrier Reef biogeographic subregion. GBR
L Biogeographic Region Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands refers to the Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands biogeographic subregion. SGC
L Biogeographic Region Woodenbong Woodenbong refers to the Woodenbong biogeographic subregion. WOD
L Biogeographic Region Atherton Atherton refers to the Atherton biogeographic subregion. ATH
L Biogeographic Region Bellenden Ker - Lamb Bellenden Ker - Lamb refers to the Bellenden Ker - Lamb biogeographic subregion. BKL
L Biogeographic Region Daintree - Bloomfield Daintree - Bloomfield refers to the Daintree - Bloomfield biogeographic subregion. DBL
L Biogeographic Region Herbert Herbert refers to the Herbert biogeographic subregion. HER
L Biogeographic Region Innisfail Innisfail refers to the Innisfail biogeographic subregion. INN
L Biogeographic Region Kirrama - Hinchinbrook Kirrama - Hinchinbrook refers to the Kirrama - Hinchinbrook biogeographic subregion. KIR
L Biogeographic Region Carnarvon Ranges Carnarvon Ranges refers to the Carnarvon Ranges biogeographic subregion. CAR
L Biogeographic Region Macalister Macalister refers to the Macalister biogeographic subregion. MAC
L Biogeographic Region Paluma - Seaview Paluma - Seaview refers to the Paluma - Seaview biogeographic subregion. PAL
L Biogeographic Region Tully Tully refers to the Tully biogeographic subregion. TUL
L Biogeographic Region Unknown Insufficient information available to classify biogeographic subregion. XXX
L Biogeographic Region Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
L Biogeographic Region Claude River Downs Claude River Downs refers to the Claude River Downs biogeographic subregion. CRD
L Biogeographic Region Culgoa - Bokhara Culgoa - Bokhara refers to the Culgoa - Bokhara biogeographic subregion. CUL
L Biogeographic Region Dawson River Downs Dawson River Downs refers to the Dawson River Downs biogeographic subregion. DRD
L Biogeographic Region Dulacca Downs Dulacca Downs refers to the Dulacca Downs biogeographic subregion. DUL
L Biogeographic Region Eastern Darling Downs Eastern Darling Downs refers to the Eastern Darling Downs biogeographic subregion. EDD
L Biogeographic Region Inglewood Sandstones Inglewood Sandstones refers to the Inglewood Sandstones biogeographic subregion. ING
L Biogeographic Region Isaac - Comet Downs Isaac - Comet Downs refers to the Isaac - Comet Downs biogeographic subregion. ISA
L Biogeographic Region Macintyre - Weir Fan Macintyre - Weir Fan refers to the Macintyre - Weir Fan biogeographic subregion. MWF
L Biogeographic Region Marlborough Plains Marlborough Plains refers to the Marlborough Plains biogeographic subregion. MAR
L Biogeographic Region Moonie - Barwon Interfluve Moonie - Barwon Interfluve refers to the Moonie - Barwon Interfluve biogeographic subregion. MBI
L Biogeographic Region Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout refers to the Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout biogeographic subregion. MCC
L Biogeographic Region Mount Morgan Ranges Mount Morgan Ranges refers to the Mount Morgan Ranges biogeographic subregion. MMR
L Biogeographic Region Narrandool Narrandool refers to the Narrandool biogeographic subregion. NAR
L Biogeographic Region Nebo - Connors Ranges Nebo - Connors Ranges refers to the Nebo - Connors Ranges biogeographic subregion. NEO
L Biogeographic Region Northern Bowen Basin Northern Bowen Basin refers to the Northern Bowen Basin biogeographic subregion. NBB
L Biogeographic Region South Drummond Basin South Drummond Basin refers to the South Drummond Basin biogeographic subregion. SDB
L Biogeographic Region Southern Downs Southern Downs refers to the Southern Downs biogeographic subregion. SDO
L Biogeographic Region Tara Downs Tara Downs refers to the Tara Downs biogeographic subregion. TAR
L Biogeographic Region Taroom Downs Taroom Downs refers to the Taroom Downs biogeographic subregion. TAD
L Biogeographic Region Townsville Plains Townsville Plains refers to the Townsville Plains biogeographic subregion. TOW
L Biogeographic Region Upper Belyando Floodout Upper Belyando Floodout refers to the Upper Belyando Floodout biogeographic subregion. UBF
L Biogeographic Region Warrambool - Moonie Warrambool - Moonie refers to the Warrambool - Moonie biogeographic subregion. WMO
L Biogeographic Region Weribone High Weribone High refers to the Weribone High biogeographic subregion. WER
L Biogeographic Region Woorabinda Woorabinda refers to the Woorabinda biogeographic subregion. WOB
L Biogeographic Region Wyarra Hills Wyarra Hills refers to the Wyarra Hills biogeographic subregion. WAY
L Biogeographic Region Battle Camp Sandstones Battle Camp Sandstones refers to the Battle Camp Sandstones biogeographic subregion. BCS
L Biogeographic Region Cape York - Torres Strait Cape York - Torres Strait refers to the Cape York - Torres Strait biogeographic subregion. CYT
L Biogeographic Region Coastal Plains Coastal Plains refers to the Coastal Plains biogeographic subregion. CPL
L Biogeographic Region Coen - Yambo Inlier Coen - Yambo Inlier refers to the Coen - Yambo Inlier biogeographic subregion. COE
L Biogeographic Region Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones refers to the Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones biogeographic subregion. JAR
L Biogeographic Region Laura Lowlands Laura Lowlands refers to the Laura Lowlands biogeographic subregion. LAU
L Biogeographic Region Northern Holroyd Plain Northern Holroyd Plain refers to the Northern Holroyd Plain biogeographic subregion. NHP
L Biogeographic Region Starke Coastal Lowlands Starke Coastal Lowlands refers to the Starke Coastal Lowlands biogeographic subregion. SCL
L Biogeographic Region Weipa Plateau Weipa Plateau refers to the Weipa Plateau biogeographic subregion. WEI
L Biogeographic Region Byfield Byfield refers to the Byfield biogeographic subregion. BYF
L Biogeographic Region Clarke - Connors Ranges Clarke - Connors Ranges refers to the Clarke - Connors Ranges biogeographic subregion. CCR
L Biogeographic Region Debella Debella refers to the Debella biogeographic subregion. DEB
L Biogeographic Region Manifold Manifold refers to the Manifold biogeographic subregion. MAN
L Biogeographic Region Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands refers to the Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands biogeographic subregion. PSL
L Biogeographic Region Whitsunday Whitsunday refers to the Whitsunday biogeographic subregion. WHI
L Biogeographic Region Bulloo Bulloo refers to the Bulloo biogeographic subregion. BUL
L Biogeographic Region Bulloo Dunefields Bulloo Dunefields refers to the Bulloo Dunefields biogeographic subregion. BUD
L Biogeographic Region Coongie Coongie refers to the Coongie biogeographic subregion. CON
L Biogeographic Region Cooper - Diamantina Plains Cooper - Diamantina Plains refers to the Cooper - Diamantina Plains biogeographic subregion. CDP
L Biogeographic Region Dieri Dieri refers to the Dieri biogeographic subregion. DIR
L Biogeographic Region Georgina - Eyre Plains Georgina - Eyre Plains refers to the Georgina - Eyre Plains biogeographic subregion. GEP
L Biogeographic Region Goneaway Tablelands Goneaway Tablelands refers to the Goneaway Tablelands biogeographic subregion. GTA
L Biogeographic Region Lake Pure Lake Pure refers to the Lake Pure biogeographic subregion. PUR
L Biogeographic Region Noccundra Slopes Noccundra Slopes refers to the Noccundra Slopes biogeographic subregion. NOC
L Biogeographic Region Simpson Desert Simpson Desert refers to the Simpson Desert biogeographic subregion. SIM
L Biogeographic Region Strzelecki Desert Strzelecki Desert refers to the Strzelecki Desert biogeographic subregion. STR
L Biogeographic Region Sturt Stony Desert Sturt Stony Desert refers to the Sturt Stony Desert biogeographic subregion. STU
L Biogeographic Region Toko Plains Toko Plains refers to the Toko Plains biogeographic subregion. TOK
L Biogeographic Region Alice Tableland Alice Tableland refers to the Alice Tableland biogeographic subregion. ALI
L Biogeographic Region Cape - Campaspe Plains Cape - Campaspe Plains refers to the Cape - Campaspe Plains biogeographic subregion. CCP
L Biogeographic Region Jericho Jericho refers to the Jericho biogeographic subregion. JER
L Biogeographic Region Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials refers to the Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials biogeographic subregion. PTC
L Biogeographic Region Broken River Broken River refers to the Broken River biogeographic subregion. BRO
L Biogeographic Region Georgetown - Croydon Georgetown - Croydon refers to the Georgetown - Croydon biogeographic subregion. GCR
L Biogeographic Region Herberton - Wairuna Herberton - Wairuna refers to the Herberton - Wairuna biogeographic subregion. HWA
L Biogeographic Region Hodgkinson Basin Hodgkinson Basin refers to the Hodgkinson Basin biogeographic subregion. HOD
L Biogeographic Region Kidston Kidston refers to the Kidston biogeographic subregion. KID
L Biogeographic Region Undara - Toomba Basalts Undara - Toomba Basalts refers to the Undara - Toomba Basalts biogeographic subregion. UND
L Biogeographic Region Armraynald Plains Armraynald Plains refers to the Armraynald Plains biogeographic subregion. ARM
L Biogeographic Region Claraville Plains Claraville Plains refers to the Claraville Plains biogeographic subregion. CLA
L Biogeographic Region Donors Plateau Donors Plateau refers to the Donors Plateau biogeographic subregion. DON
L Biogeographic Region Doomadgee Plains Doomadgee Plains refers to the Doomadgee Plains biogeographic subregion. DOM
L Biogeographic Region Gilberton Plateau Gilberton Plateau refers to the Gilberton Plateau biogeographic subregion. GIL
L Biogeographic Region Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau refers to the Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau biogeographic subregion. HOL
L Biogeographic Region Karumba Plains Karumba Plains refers to the Karumba Plains biogeographic subregion. KAR
L Biogeographic Region Mitchell - Gilbert Fans Mitchell - Gilbert Fans refers to the Mitchell - Gilbert Fans biogeographic subregion. MGF
L Biogeographic Region Wellesley Islands Wellesley Islands refers to the Wellesley Islands biogeographic subregion. WEL
L Biogeographic Region Woondoola Plains Woondoola Plains refers to the Woondoola Plains biogeographic subregion. WOO
L Biogeographic Region Barkly Tableland Barkly Tableland refers to the Barkly Tableland biogeographic subregion. BAK
L Biogeographic Region Central Downs Central Downs refers to the Central Downs biogeographic subregion. CDO
L Biogeographic Region Flinders Flinders refers to the Flinders biogeographic subregion. FLI
L Biogeographic Region Georgina Limestone Georgina Limestone refers to the Georgina Limestone biogeographic subregion. GEO
L Biogeographic Region Kynuna Plateau Kynuna Plateau refers to the Kynuna Plateau biogeographic subregion. KYN
L Biogeographic Region Southern Wooded Downs Southern Wooded Downs refers to the Southern Wooded Downs biogeographic subregion. SWD
L Biogeographic Region Southwestern Downs Southwestern Downs refers to the Southwestern Downs biogeographic subregion. SOD
L Biogeographic Region Cuttaburra - Paroo Cuttaburra - Paroo refers to the Cuttaburra - Paroo biogeographic subregion. CUT
L Biogeographic Region Eastern Mulga Plains Eastern Mulga Plains refers to the Eastern Mulga Plains biogeographic subregion. EMP
L Biogeographic Region Langlo Plains Langlo Plains refers to the Langlo Plains biogeographic subregion. LAN
L Biogeographic Region Nebine Plains Nebine Plains refers to the Nebine Plains biogeographic subregion. NEB
L Biogeographic Region North Eastern Plains North Eastern Plains refers to the North Eastern Plains biogeographic subregion. NEP
L Biogeographic Region Northern Uplands Northern Uplands refers to the Northern Uplands biogeographic subregion. NUP
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Confinement Confined Confined refers to riverine systems where greater than 85% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
L Confinement Partially Confined Partially confined refers to riverine systems where greater than or equal to 10% of the channel and less than or equal to 85% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
L Confinement Unconfined Unconfined refers to riverine systems where less than 10% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
L Confinement Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify confinement.
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Land Zone 01 Deposits subject to periodic tidal inundation Quaternary estuarine and marine deposits subject to periodic inundation by marine waters. Includes mangroves, saltpans, off-shore tidal flats and tidal beaches. Soils are predominantly Hydrosols (saline muds, clays and sands) or beach sand. 01
L Land Zone 02 Quaternary coastal sand deposits Quaternary coastal dunes and beach ridges. Includes degraded dunes, sand plains and swales, lakes and swamps enclosed by dunes, as well as coral and sand cays. Soils are predominantly Rudosols and Tenosols (siliceous or calcareous sands), Podosols and Organosols. 02
L Land Zone 03 Recent Quaternary alluvial systems Recent Quaternary alluvial systems, including closed depressions, paleo-estuarine deposits currently under freshwater influence, inland lakes and associated wave built lunettes. Excludes colluvial deposits such as talus slopes and pediments. Includes a diverse range of soils, predominantly Vertosols and Sodosols; also with Dermosols, Kurosols, Chromosols, Kandosols, Tenosols, Rudosols and Hydrosols; and Organosols in high rainfall areas. 03
L Land Zone 04 Tertiary-early Quaternary clay plains Tertiary-early Quaternary clay deposits, usually forming level to gently undulating plains not related to recent Quaternary alluvial systems. Excludes clay plains formed in-situ on bedrock. Mainly Vertosols with gilgai microrelief, but includes thin sandy or loamy surfaced Sodosols and Chromosols with the same paleo-clay subsoil deposits. 04
L Land Zone 05 Tertiary-early Quaternary loamy and sandy plains and plateaus Tertiary-early Quaternary extensive, uniform near level or gently undulating plains with sandy or loamy soils. Includes dissected remnants of these surfaces. Also includes plains with sandy or loamy soils of uncertain origin, and plateau remnants with moderate to deep soils usually overlying duricrust. Excludes recent Quaternary alluvial systems (land zone 3), exposed duricrust (land zone 7), and soils derived from underlying bedrock (land zones 8 to 12). Soils are usually Tenosols and Kandosols, also minor deep sandy surfaced Sodosols and Chromosols. There may be a duricrust at depth. 05
L Land Zone 06 Quaternary inland dunefields Quaternary inland dunefields, interdune areas, degraded dunefields, and associated aeolian sandplains. Excludes recent Quaternary alluvial systems, which may traverse this zone, and intermittent lakes and claypans (land zone 3). Soils are predominantly Rudosols and Tenosols, some Kandosols and minor Calcarosols. 06
L Land Zone 07 Cainozoic duricrusts Cainozoic duricrusts formed on a variety of rock types, usually forming mesas or scarps. Includes exposed ferruginous, siliceous or mottled horizons and associated talus and colluvium, and remnants of these features, for example low stony rises on downs. Soils are usually shallow Rudosols and Tenosols, with minor Sodosols and Chromosols on associated pediments, and shallow Kandosols on plateau margins and larger mesas. 07
L Land Zone 08 Cainozoic igneous rocks Cainozoic igneous rocks, predominantly flood basalts forming extensive plains and occasional low scarps. Also includes hills, cones and plugs on trachytes and rhyolites, and associated interbedded sediments, and talus. Excludes deep soils overlying duricrust (land zone 5). Soils include Vertosols, Ferrosols, and shallow Dermosols. 08
L Land Zone 12 Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks, forming ranges, hills and lowlands. Acid, intermediate and basic intrusive and volcanic rocks such as granites, granodiorites, gabbros, dolerites, andesites and rhyolites, as well as minor areas of associated interbedded sediments. Excludes serpentinites (land zone 11) and younger igneous rocks (land zone 8). Soils are mainly Tenosols on steeper slopes with Chromosols and Sodosols on lower slopes and gently undulating areas. Soils are typically of low to moderate fertility. 12
L Land Zone 09 Fine grained sedimentary rocks Fine grained sedimentary rocks, generally with little or no deformation and usually forming undulating landscapes. Siltstones, mudstones, shales, calcareous sediments, and labile sandstones are typical rock types although minor interbedded volcanics may occur. Includes a diverse range of fine textured soils of moderate to high fertility, predominantly Vertosols, Sodosols, and Chromosols. 09
L Land Zone 10 Coarse grained sedimentary rocks Medium to coarse grained sedimentary rocks, with little or no deformation, forming plateaus, benches and scarps. Includes siliceous (quartzose) sandstones, conglomerates and minor interbedded volcanics, and springs associated with these rocks. Excludes overlying Cainozoic sand deposits (land zone 5). Soils are predominantly shallow Rudosols and Tenosols of low fertility, but include sandy surfaced Kandosols, Kurosols, Sodosols and Chromosols. 10
L Land Zone 11 Metamorphic rocks Metamorphosed rocks, forming ranges, hills and lowlands. Primarily lower Permian and older sedimentary formations which are generally moderately to strongly deformed. Includes low- to high-grade and contact metamorphics such as phyllites, slates, gneisses of indeterminate origin and serpentinite, and interbedded volcanics. Soils are mainly shallow, gravelly Rudosols and Tenosols, with Sodosols and Chromosols on lower slopes and gently undulating areas. Soils are typically of low to moderate fertility. 11
L Land Zone Unknown Insufficient information available to attribute land zone. XX
L Land Zone 09-10 Fine or coarse grained sedimentary rocks Fine or medium to coarse grained sedimentary rocks, generally with little or no deformation. 91
L Land Zone Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Physiographic Region North Reefs Patch reefs with semi-continuous outer barrier. NRE
L Physiographic Region South Reefs Patch reefs with bedrock islands and discontinuous outer barrier. SRE
L Physiographic Region Atherton Tableland Basaltic tableland. ATH
L Physiographic Region Cairns Ranges High ranges east of an interior lowland, consisting of coastal ranges, lowland corridors and bedrock islands. CAI
L Physiographic Region Coleman Plateau Rolling sandy granitic plateau with low ridges of metamorphic rocks, includes Great Escarpment in the east. COL
L Physiographic Region Cooktown Ranges Deeply dissected sandstone plateaus with mountain ranges of granite and metamorphic rocks to east, small bedrock islands. COK
L Physiographic Region Einasleigh Plains Undulating to irregular plains on granite and metamorphic rocks. EIN
L Physiographic Region Garnet Uplands Hilly uplands with dissected greywacke and volcanics in north and undulating country on granite and metamorphic rocks in the south. GAR
L Physiographic Region Gilbert Hills Rolling country on granite, and ridges and valleys on metamorphic rocks. GIH
L Physiographic Region Gregory Range Dissected sandstone plateau and hilly country on acid volcanic rocks. GRE
L Physiographic Region Jardine Uplands Locally dissected rolling sandstone upland with transgressive coastal dunes along eastern margin. JAR
L Physiographic Region Laura Plain Soft sedimentary rock lowlands, alluvial plains and coastal plain. LAU
L Physiographic Region Newcastle Ranges Rugged hills on acid volcanic, granite and metamorphic rocks. NEW
L Physiographic Region Palmerville Hills Granitic hills and plateaus and sandstone mesas with intervening plains. PAL
L Physiographic Region Torres High Islands Islands and low coastal tablelands of volcanic rocks and granite, with fringing reefs. TOR
L Physiographic Region Wenlock Uplands Complex of tablelands and low plateaus with north-south lowlands, including the Great Escarpment, and coastal hills in the east. WEN
L Physiographic Region Alice Tableland Perched sandy plain with interior drainage and higher ferruginous-capped rim. ALI
L Physiographic Region Bulgonunna Tableland Undulating tableland; higher centre and sloping margins on volcanic rocks with peripheral mantle of ferruginous clayey sand. BUG
L Physiographic Region Burdekin Hills and Lowlands In east, hills and footslopes on volcanic and mixed sedimentary rock with igneous intrusions; in west, dissected ferruginous-capped tablelands, mainly on sandstone. BUR
L Physiographic Region Burdekin Plateaus Young basaltic plateaus with primary volcanic forms; north-south axial belt of rugged ranges, chiefly on granite and metamorphic rocks. BUP
L Physiographic Region Cape River Plains Plains with clay soils in the east, getting sandier to the west. CAP
L Physiographic Region Gilberton Plateau Partly dissected sandstone plateau. GIL
L Physiographic Region Hervey Tablelands Granitic uplands, rugged ranges on volcanic rocks and minor dissected ferruginous-capped plateaus forming steep eastern upland margin. HER
L Physiographic Region Townsville Lowlands Alluvial and deltaic plains with scattered high hills. TOW
L Physiographic Region Belyando Plains Clay plains and sandy plains with minor hills. BEP
L Physiographic Region Broadsound Plains Plains, mainly alluvial, locally stony, with tidal flats. BRO
L Physiographic Region Buckland Plateau Dissected high plateau on basalt and sandstone. BUC
L Physiographic Region Carborough Ranges Sandstone and basalt plateaus and lower rolling country on sedimentary and volcanic rocks. CAR
L Physiographic Region Connors Ranges Rounded mountain ranges on the dissected eastern margin of the uplands. COR
L Physiographic Region Cotherstone Plateau Dissected sandstone plateau. COT
L Physiographic Region Drummond Uplands Ridges and valleys on sandstone and minor metamorphic rocks; rolling country on granite. DRU
L Physiographic Region Expedition Scarplands Rugged plateaus and ridges on sandstone. EXP
L Physiographic Region Mackenzie-Dawson Lowlands Floodplains, clay plains and sandy bedrock lowlands. MDL
L Physiographic Region Nagoa Scarplands Sandstone strike ridges and clay valleys. NAG
L Physiographic Region Scartwater Hills Hills, ridges and valleys on sandstone and minor metamorphic rocks. SCA
L Physiographic Region Springsure-Clermont Plateaus Moderately dissected low plateaus, mainly basalt with minor sandstone. SPR
L Physiographic Region Townshend Ranges and Lowlands Mosaic of mountains, hills, lowlands and peninsulas. Lowlands include alluvial plains, tidal flats and coastal dunes. TRL
L Physiographic Region Bunya-Burnett Ranges Mountain ranges, rugged and dissected on granitic and metamorphic rocks in east, broader uplands and upland basins, partly on sedimentary rocks, in west. BUN
L Physiographic Region Cunningham Slopes Ridges and valleys in metamorphic rocks. CUN
L Physiographic Region Maryborough Lowland Lowland on weak sedimentary rocks, partly dune covered including Fraser Island. MAY
L Physiographic Region Moreton Lowland Lowland on weak sedimentary rocks, with prominent volcanic plugs, includes dune islands. MOR
L Physiographic Region Taroom Hills Sandstone ridges and shale lowlands. TAR
L Physiographic Region Tenterfield Plateau Undulating granitic plateau with higher residuals including basalt cappings. TEN
L Physiographic Region Toowoomba Plateau Baslatic plateau terminating southeast in dissected volcanic pile (Mount Warning). TOO
L Physiographic Region Armraynald Plain Clay floodplain. ARM
L Physiographic Region Bulimba Plateau Dissected low sandstone plateau. BUB
L Physiographic Region Clara-Mitchell Plains Sloping sandy alluvial plains with minor clay plains along distributary drainage. CMP
L Physiographic Region Donors Tableland Stripped higher ferruginous surface on siltstone and sandstone. DON
L Physiographic Region Holroyd Plains Slightly dissected sandy plains, partly ferruginised. HOL
L Physiographic Region Karumba Plain Littoral plain. KAR
L Physiographic Region Merluna Plain Undulating clay plains with ferruginous rises. MER
L Physiographic Region Normanton Tableland Stripped higher ferruginous surface on siltstone and sandstone. NOR
L Physiographic Region Weipa Plateau Bauxite-capped plateau on clayey sand and sandstone. WEI
L Physiographic Region Wondoola Plain Clay floodplain. WON
L Physiographic Region Boulia Downs Undulating clay plains with minor stony limestone plains. BOU
L Physiographic Region Bulloo Plain Floodplain and terminal floodout with pans and calcreted flats. BUL
L Physiographic Region Charleville Tableland Low sandy tableland of weathered sandstone and shale. CHA
L Physiographic Region Condamine Lowlands Undulating clay lowlands on siltsone and low sandstone hills; floodplains. COD
L Physiographic Region Cooper Plain Floodplain. COP
L Physiographic Region Diamantina Plain Floodplain. DIA
L Physiographic Region Eromanga Lowlands Stony plains with silcrete-capped mesas, minor alluvial and sandy tracts. ERO
L Physiographic Region Eyre Creek Plain Floodplain. EYR
L Physiographic Region Grey Range Silcrete-capped tablelands. GRY
L Physiographic Region Jericho Plain Sandplain. JER
L Physiographic Region Lightning Ridge Lowland Stony plains with minor silcrete-capped mesas. LIG
L Physiographic Region Maranoa Lowland Sandplain with low sandstone hills. MAR
L Physiographic Region Nulty Springs Lowlands Rolling downs and lowlands with hard red ridges and flats. Ferruginised regolith quite different from surrounding alluvial and sand plains. NUL
L Physiographic Region Paroo Plain Sandplain with alluvial flats and claypans. PAR
L Physiographic Region Simpson Desert Dunefield South-north longitudinal dunes with sandstone ridges in the west and playas in the south. SDD
L Physiographic Region Simpson Desert Plains Aeolian dunefield (NNW trending seif dunes), with numerous claypans, aeolian sand, fine lacustrine and alluvial deposits. SDP
L Physiographic Region St George Plain Sandplain - residual sand on old alluvium. STG
L Physiographic Region Strzelecki Desert Plains Longitundinal dunes and stony plains, minor clay pans and floodplains. STR
L Physiographic Region Sturt Desert Plains Stony plains with minor sand ridges. STU
L Physiographic Region Upper Darling Plains Floodplains of centripetal anastomosing rivers. UDP
L Physiographic Region Warrego Plains Main and distributary floodplains, sandplains with claypans. WAR
L Physiographic Region Warwick Lowland Stony plains with silcrete-capped mesas. WAL
L Physiographic Region Whelen Lowlands Undulating clay plains with silcrete-capped mesas in east. WHE
L Physiographic Region Winton-Blackall Downs Undulating clay plains. WBD
L Physiographic Region Cobar Plains Plains with remnants of silcrete and low sandstone ridges, sand cover in west, with west-east longitundinal dunes. COB
L Physiographic Region Condobolin Plains Plains of gravel and sandy alluvium. CON
L Physiographic Region Coorong Plain Coastal barrier, lagoons and limestone dunes. COO
L Physiographic Region Ivanhoe Plains Plains with low west-east stabilised longitundinal dunes and sandplain, small pans with lunettes, minor sandstone ridges, floodplains. IVA
L Physiographic Region Lower Darling Plain Floodplain and lunette lakes. LDP
L Physiographic Region Mallee Dunefield Fixed west-east calcareous longitudinal dunes. MAL
L Physiographic Region Millicent Plain Parallel dune limestone ridges with intervening swamps; closed karst depressions and young volcanoes in south east. MIL
L Physiographic Region Riverine Plain Alluvial plain. RIV
L Physiographic Region West-Turkey Plains Plains with variable dune cover, claypans, saline swamps, and intermittent lakes in low-lying areas. WTP
L Physiographic Region Wimmera Plain Aeolian and alluvial sandplain, minor low sandstone ridges. WIM
L Physiographic Region Gulf Fall Dissected coastal fall, tablular ridges giving place to sloping plains and low hills seawards. GUL
L Physiographic Region Isa Ridges Rugged parallel ranges and narrow lowlands on folded metamorphic rocks and granites. ISA
L Physiographic Region Manangoora Plains Alluvial plains, minor ferruginised lowlands and islands, and littoral plains. MAN
L Physiographic Region Barkly Tablelands Black clay plains, sandy rises of ferruginous sandstone, and minor stony limestone plains, interior drainage with calcrete in depressions. BAK
L Physiographic Region Tobermory Plain Slightly dissected limestone plain, part stony and part sandy. TOB
L Physiographic Region Toko Plateaus Dissected sandstone plateaus. TOK
L Physiographic Region Unknown Insufficient information available to classify physiographic region. XXX
L Physiographic Region Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Altitude High Altitude is greater than 1,200 m. HIG
L Altitude Moderate Altitude is between 500 m and 1,200 m. MOD
L Altitude Low Altitude is less than 500 m. LOW
L Altitude Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify altitude. XXX
L Altitude Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Terrain Slope Steep Steep refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 18 degrees. ST
L Terrain Slope Moderately inclined Moderately inclined refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 5 degrees and 55 seconds, and less than 18 degrees. MO
L Terrain Slope Gently inclined Gently inclined refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 0 degree and 35 seconds, and less than 5 degrees and 45 seconds. GE
L Terrain Slope Level Level refers to a dominant slope of less than 0 degrees and 35 seconds. LE
L Terrain Slope Unknown Insufficient information available to classify terrain slope. XX
L Terrain Slope Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Naturalness -
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Trend -
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Period -
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Unconsolidated sediments Unconsolidated sediments refers to superficial deposits (i.e. particles of gravel, sand, silt and/or clay) not bound together that lie above the bedrock. Examples include unconsolidated sediments of active river systems and sand dunes.
L Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Consolidated sedimentary rock Consolidated sedimentary rock refers to rocks where sediments have been bound together by cementation. Examples include sandstone, conglomerate, breccia, and limestone.
L Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rocks that have undergone metamorphism (i.e. were subject to heat and pressure that caused the rock to transform). Examples include slate, gneiss, and schist.
L Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rocks formed from molten magma or lava. Examples include granite, diorite, basalt, andesite, and rhyolite.
L Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Water Source Surface water The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is surface water.
L Water Source Groundwater The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is groundwater.
L Water Source Both surface and groundwater The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is a combination of surface water and groundwater. This includes ecosystems where there is temporal dominance by one source or the other.
L Water Source Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 0 - 1 m
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 1 - 10 m
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 10 - 100 m
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 100 - 500 m
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 500 - 1000 m
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 1 - 5 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 5 - 10 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 10 - 20 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 20 - 30 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole 40 - 50 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole > 50 km
L Proximity to a Similar Waterhole Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 0 - 1 m
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 1 - 10 m
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 10 - 100 m
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 100 - 500 m
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 500 - 1000 m
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 1 - 5 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 5 - 10 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 10 - 20 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 20 - 30 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole 40 - 50 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole > 50 km
L Proximity to any other Waterhole Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Benthic Depth * >0m Intertidal extent
L Benthic Depth * 0m to 5m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 5m to 10m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 10m to 15m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 15m to 20m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 20m to 25m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 25m to 30m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 30m to 35m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 35m to 40m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 40m to 50m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 50m to 60m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 60m to 100m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 100m to 150m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 150m to 200m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 200m to 300m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 300m to 500m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 500m to 700m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 700m to 1000m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * 1000m to 1500m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * below 1500m Below AHD
L Benthic Depth * Unknown Below AHD
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Terrain Morphology * Unknown Terrain morphology is unknown
L Terrain Morphology * Plane Uniform in elevation trend and unable to be distinguished as high or low when measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Ridge A linear high measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Peak A high that rises to a single or circular point measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Crest undifferentiated A high which do not form either a linear or point pattern measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Channel A linear low measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Pit A low that descends to a single or circular point measured through morphometry
L Terrain Morphology * Depression (undifferentiated) A low that does not form either a linear or point pattern measured through morphometry
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Substrate Consolidation * Unknown -
L Substrate Consolidation * Consolidated C
L Substrate Consolidation * Intermediate In
L Substrate Consolidation * Unconsolidated U
L Substrate Consolidation * Applicable only to intertidal wetlands This is only applicable to intertidal wetlands. YY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Substrate Grain Size * Unknown Of unknown grain size -
L Substrate Grain Size * None Not having grain size (i.e. consolidated or intermediate) O
L Substrate Grain Size * Other or unspecified Grain size is unspecified OX
L Substrate Grain Size * Mud (clay or silts) Grain size <0.0625mm (1/16 mm) diameter M
L Substrate Grain Size * Sand Grain size between 0.0625mm and 2mm diameter S
L Substrate Grain Size * Pebbles Grain size between 4 and 64mm diameter p
L Substrate Grain Size * Cobbles Grain size between 64mm and 265mm diameter c
L Substrate Grain Size * Boulders Grain size exceeds 256mm diameter and is not parent rock b
L Substrate Grain Size * Gravels (undifferentiated pebbles, cobbles and boulders) Grain size above 2mm G
L Substrate Grain Size * Applicable only to intertidal wetlands This is only applicable to intertidal wetlands. YY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Substrate Composition * None (no sediment present) O
L Substrate Composition * Calcareous Ka
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Biogenic
Calcareous substrates produced by organisms, e.g. shells or skeletal remains, which predominantly constitute carbonate minerals
KaBi
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Biogenic - Coral
Calcaerous biogenic substrates produced by corals
KaBiCo
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Biogenic - Shell
Calcareous biogenic substrates produced by molluscs
KaBiSh
L Substrate Composition *
Calcaerous - Biogenic - Halimeda
Calcareous biogenic substrates produced by dead segments of Halimeda calcareous macro-algae, often forming reef-like banks (bioherms)
KaBiHl
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Biogenic - Forams
Calcareous biogenic substrates produced by Foraminiferans
KaBiFo
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Biogenic - Other or Unspecified
Calcareous biogenic substrates produced by other biota
KaBiOX
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Other or Unspecified
Calcareous substrates of unknown origin
KaOtX
L Substrate Composition *
Calcareous - Non-biogenic
Calcareous substrates not produced by organisms
KaNb
L Substrate Composition * Biosiliceous B
L Substrate Composition * Organic Substrates composed of organic matter including peat, detritus Or
L Substrate Composition *
Organic - Peat-beds
Organic substrates composed of peat
OrPb
L Substrate Composition *
Organic - Detritus (includes wood, detritus from mangroves, seagrass, etc.)
Organic substrates including woody debris, detritus from mangroves, such as seagrass or macro-algae wrack
OrDe
L Substrate Composition * Terrigenous (e.g. muds, sands and gravels derived from rock) Part of the earth, i.e. substrates initially produced on land through the weathering of rocks and eventually deposited into the sea Te
L Substrate Composition *
Terrigenous - Other or Unspecified (includes concrete and metals)
Terrigenous substrates either unspecified, or including modified or artificial substrates such as concrete or metal
TeOX
L Substrate Composition * Other or unspecified An uncategorised or unknown substrate composition OX
L Substrate Composition * Unknown -
L Substrate Composition * Applicable only to intertidal wetlands This is only applicable to intertidal wetlands. YY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Energy Source * Unknown
L Energy Source * None
L Energy Source * Riverine
L Energy Source * Tidal
L Energy Source * Wave
L Energy Source * Current
L Energy Source * Upwelling
L Energy Source * Wind
L Energy Source * Overland flow
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Energy Magnitude * None
L Energy Magnitude * Very low
L Energy Magnitude * Low
L Energy Magnitude * Medium
L Energy Magnitude * High
L Energy Magnitude * Very high
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Tidal Inundation * Unknown Unknown tidal inundation
L Tidal Inundation * Subtidal (below LAT) Below Lowest Astronomical Tide
L Tidal Inundation * Lower Low (LAT to MLWS) From Lowest Astronomical Tide to Mean Low Water Springs
L Tidal Inundation * Mid-Low (MLWS to MLWN) From Mean Low Water Springs to Mean Low Water Neaps
L Tidal Inundation * Upper Low (MLWN to MSL) From Mean Low Water Neaps to Mean Sea Level
L Tidal Inundation * Low - undifferentiated From Lowest Astronomical Tide to Mean Sea Level (approximately)
L Tidal Inundation * Lower Medium (MSL to MHWN) From Mean Sea Level to Mean High Water Neaps
L Tidal Inundation * Upper-Medium (MHWN to MHWS) From Mean High Water Neaps to Mean High Water Springs
L Tidal Inundation * Medium - undifferentiated Around Mean Sea Level (approximately)
L Tidal Inundation * High (MHWS to HAT) Mean High Water Springs to Highest Astronomical Tide
L Tidal Inundation * Intertidal - undifferentiated From Lowest Astronomical Tide to Highest Astronomical Tide
L Tidal Inundation * Indeterminate Applies to terrestrial and freshwater tidal wetlands below the mapped level of Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) and potentially subject to tidal influence.
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Grass/herb/sedge Non-woody groundcover vegetation life forms undifferentiated Ghs
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
grass/herb
Grass (e.g. hummock, tussock) and herb structural formation classes
GhsGh
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
grass
Grass structural formation classes (e.g. hummock, tussock)
GhsG
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
succulent
Succulent shrub or forb structural formation classes
GhsSu
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
sedge
Sedges structural formation classes
GhsSe
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Algae Algae either unable to be differentiated by structural type, or differing from the structural type categories Al
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - encrusting
algae growing in a sheet-like form or forming concretions as gravel on unconsolidated substrates.
AlEn
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - turf mat
algae growing as a dense mat or turf.
AlTf
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - filamentous
Algae of filamentous growth form
AlFi
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - blue-green
Cyanobacteria
AlBg
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - Erect
AlEr
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - Erect macrophyte (macroalgae)
macrophytic algae with an erect growth form
AlErMc
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Algae - Erect calcareous
erect calcareous macroalgae.
AlErCa
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Seagrass Seagrass meadows either of unspecified growth form, or differing from growth form categories listed Sg
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - Strap (width unspecified)
strap growth forms with unspecified width.
SgSt
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - Strap narrow
seagrass meadows dominated by a narrow strap form of seagrass, such as Halodule uninervis
SgStNr
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - Strap broad
seagrass meadows dominated by wide strap growth forms, particularly Zostera muelleri.
SgStWd
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - Ovoid
seagrass meadows dominated by seagrasses with an ovoid growth, mostly Halophila ovalis.
SgOv
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - Fern-like
Seagrass meadows dominated by the fern-like Halophila spinulosa.
SgFe
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Seagrass - cylindrical
seagrass meadows dominated by the cylindrical Syringodium isoetifolium
SgCy
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Mangrove Mangroves unable to be differentiated by genus Ma
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mangrove - Avicennia
Genus Avicennia dominated
MaAv
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mangrove - Rhizophora
Genus Rhizophora dominated
MaRh
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mangrove - Ceriops
Genus Ceriops dominated
MaCe
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mangrove - Mixed
Mangrove assemblage where no particular genus dominates
MaMx
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Other trees Dominated by non-mangrove trees, either genus Melaleuca or Casuarina Ot_
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Other trees - Melaleuca, Casuarina
Ot
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Other or unspecified flora Flora, either unspecified, or neither a mangrove, nor Melaleuca  nor Casuarina OXFl
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Coral hard and/or soft coral (incl. gorgonians, sea pens, sea whips) Co
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Coral - Octocorallian (incl. gorgonians, sea pens, sea whips)
Phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Octocorallia includes soft corals, gorgonians / sea fans, sea whips, black corals and other octocorals
CoOc
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Coral - other or unspecified
Coral undifferentiated  or unallocated to existing coral categories
CoOX
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Hard coral Coral that creates a calcareous framework (Phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia) CoHa_
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - undifferentiated
Hard coral with unspecified growth form
CoHa
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Branching
Hard coral with a branching growth form
CoHaBr
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Massive
Hard coral with a massive growth form, such as brain corals
CoHaMs
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Submassive
Hard corals with an irregular or columnar growth form
CoHaSm
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Plate/table
Hard corals with a plate-like or tabular growth form
CoHaPl
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Bushy
Hard corals forming a bush-like growth form
CoHaBu
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Vase/foliose
Hard corals forming a flower or leaf-like growth form
CoHaFo
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Encrusting
Hard corals encrusting a surface
CoHaEn
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Hard coral - Mixture of structures
Mixtures of hard coral structural growth forms
CoHaMx
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Sponge Phylum Porifera Sp
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Mollusc Phylum Mollusca Mo
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mollusc - Oysters
Bivalve molluscs including oysters and pearl-oysters
MoOy
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mollusc - Scallops
Bivalve molluscs including scallops
MoSc
L Structural Macrobiota Composition *
Mollusc - Other undifferentiated
Molluscs that are either undifferentiated by class or are neither oyster nor scallop  (e.g. bivalve, gastropod (limpet, worm shell))
MoOX
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Ascidian (incl. tunicates, sea squirts) Phylum Chordata subphylum Urochordata incl. tunicates, ascidians, sea squirts As
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Crinoids (incl. feather stars, stalked crinoids) Phylum Echinodermata class Crinoidea including sessile feather stars, stalk ed crinoids and sea lilies Cr
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Tubeworm (Polychaetes and phoronids) Sessile tubeworms including animals from the Phylum Annelida (polychaete worms) and Phylum Phoronida (phoronids) Tw
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Bryozoa (incl. moss animals, lace corals, sea mats) Phylum Bryozoa including moss animals, lace corals and sea mats Br
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Barnacles Phylum Crustacea comprising sessile barnacles Ba
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Other or unspecified fauna (incl. brachipods and kamptozoans) Other sessile structural invertebrate fauna, either unspecified, or  including brachiopods or kamptozoans Oxfa
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Other or unspecified biota Biota present not specified as animals or plants Oxbt
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Unknown -
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * None O
L Structural Macrobiota Composition * Applicable only to intertidal wetlands This is only applicable to intertidal wetlands. YY
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Naturalness * Unknown Unknown
L Naturalness * Natural Un-modified, negligible direct influence by humans
L Naturalness * Modified Natural features or values modified directly by humans
L Naturalness * Artificial Completely constructed, created or otherwise by humans
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Period * Unknown Unknown
L Period * Seasonal Variation linked to seasonal patterns
L Period * Tidal Variation with each tide
L Period * Lunar month Variation with greater tidal cycle of highs and lows
L Period * Annual Entire life cycle within a year
L Period * Inter-annual Variers from year to year
L Period * Intra-annual Variation within a year that is aseasonal
L Period * Decadal Variation observed when considering periods over 10 years
L Period * ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation
L Period * Diurnal Varies with day and night
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Trend * Fluctuating Fluctuates over time without discernible cycles or trends
L Trend * Constant Present/stable continually for most of the observed time
L Trend * Cyclic Exhibits modal variation e.g. specific periods such as seasonal or tidal cycles
L Trend * Increasing Tending to increase over the observed time
L Trend * Decreasing Tending to decrease over the observed time
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Cover * 0 - 3
L Cover * 3 - 6
L Cover * 6 - 12
L Cover * 12 - 30
L Cover * 30 - 50
L Cover * 50 - 80
L Cover * 80 - 100
L Cover * Unspecified - present
L Cover * Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Biotic Height * Unknown
L Biotic Height * 0 - 0.01m
L Biotic Height * 0.01 - 1m
L Biotic Height * 1 - 2m
L Biotic Height * 2 - 10m
L Biotic Height * >= 10m
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Biomass * -
Attribute name Category Description Code
L Sediment Texture * GRAVEL Gravel =>80% gravel
L Sediment Texture * Muddy GRAVEL 30 to 80% gravel, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * Sandy GRAVEL 30 to 80% gravel, remainder sand
L Sediment Texture * Gravelly MUD 5-30% gravel, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * Gravelly muddy SAND 5-30% gravel, sand proportion exceeds mud proportion
L Sediment Texture * Gravelly SAND 5-30% gravel, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * (Slightly gravelly) sandy MUD <5% gravel, mud proportion exceeds sand proportion
L Sediment Texture * (Slightly gravelly) muddy SAND <5% gravel, sand proportion exceeds mud proprotion
L Sediment Texture * MUD Gravel <0.01%, sand <=10%, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * Sandy MUD Sand <50%, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * Muddy SAND Sand >50%, remainder mud
L Sediment Texture * SAND Sand =>90%
L Sediment Texture * BOULDER Boulder
L Sediment Texture * None

Attribute level: Habitat

1:25,000 - 1:100,000

Habitat refers to aspects of the landscape or seascape that are dependent on water aspects of the landscape that are dependent on water.

Attributes and categories for level: Habitat
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Flora Composition Acacia Acacia refers to plants of the genus Acacia. ACA
H Flora Composition Allocasuarina Allocasuarina refers to plants of the genus Allocasuarina. ALL
H Flora Composition Casuarina Casuarina refers to plants of the genus Casuarina. CAS
H Flora Composition Corymbia and Eucalyptus Corymbia and Eucalyptus refers to plants of the genus Corymbia, Eucalyptus, and or Lophostemon. CEU
H Flora Composition Melaleuca Melaleuca refers to plants of the genus Melaleuca. MEL
H Flora Composition Chenopodium Chenopodium refers to plants of the genus Chenopodium. CHE
H Flora Composition Maireana Maireana refers to plants of the genus Maireana. MAI
H Flora Composition Tecticornia Tecticornia refers to plants of the genus Tecticornia. TEC
H Flora Composition Eleocharis Eleocharis refers to plants of the genus Eleocharis. ELE
H Flora Composition Gahnia Gahnia refers to plants of the genus Gahnia. GAH
H Flora Composition Lepironia Lepironia refers to plants of the genus Lepironia. LEP
H Flora Composition Eragrostis Eragrostis refers to plants of the genus Eragrostis. ERA
H Flora Composition Sporobolus Sporobolus refers to plants of the genus Sporobolus. SPO
H Flora Composition Ceriops Ceriops refers to plants of the genus Ceriops. CER
H Flora Composition Rhizophora Rhizophora refers to plants of the genus Rhizophora. RHI
H Flora Composition Avicennia Avicennia refers to plants of the genus Avicennia. AVI
H Flora Composition Duma Duma refers to plants of the genus Duma. DMA
H Flora Composition Other Other refers to plants of a non-specified category including Aegiceras, Atalaya, Baloskion, Batis, Baumea, Brachyachne, Bruguiera, Calocephalus, Cladium, Diplachne, Empodisma, Fimbristylis, Hemarthria, Heritiera, Ischaemum, Lawrencia, Leersia, Oryza, Panicum, Pemphis, Sticherus, Terminalia, Tristaniopsis, Xanthorrhoea, Xanthostemon, etc. OTH
H Flora Composition Mixed Mixed refers to co-dominant plants from more than one category. MIX
H Flora Composition Not applicable Not applicable refers to areas with no dominant plants such as bare land or open water. NOA
H Flora Composition Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify flora composition. XXX
H Flora Composition Archontophoenix Archontophoenix refers to plants of the genus Archontophoenix. ARC
H Flora Composition Corypha Corypha refers to plants of the genus Corypha. COR
H Flora Composition Licuala Licuala refers to plants of the genus Licuala. LIC
H Flora Composition Mixed - palm Mixed - palm refers to a compositional mix of palm genera such as Archontophoenix, Corypha, Licuala, etc. MPA
H Flora Composition Aegiceras Aegiceras refers to plants of the genus Aegiceras. AEG
H Flora Composition Bruguiera Bruguiera refers to plants of the genus Bruguiera. BRU
H Flora Composition Nypa Nypa refers to plants of the genus Nypa. NYP
H Flora Composition Mixed - mangrove Mixed - mangrove refers to a compositional mix of mangrove genera such as Aegiceras, Avicennia, Bruguiera, Ceriops, Rhizophoroa, etc. MMA
H Flora Composition Cyperus Cyperus refers to plants of the genus Cyperus. CYP
H Flora Composition Pseudoraphis Pseudoraphis refers to plants of the genus Pseudoraphis. PSE
H Flora Composition Banksia Banksia refers to plants of the genus Banksia. BAN
H Flora Composition Rainforest Rainforest refers to the range of rainforest vine thicket compositional mixes of genera. RAI
H Flora Composition Xanthorrhoea Xanthorrhoea refers to plants of the genus Xanthorrhoea. XAN
H Flora Composition Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Vegetation Cover Dense Dense refers to cover of greater than 80% or a projective foliage cover of greater than 70%. DEN
H Vegetation Cover Moderately dense Moderately dense refers to cover of greater than 50% and less than or equal to 80%, or a projective foliage cover of greatern than 30% and less than or equal to 70%. MOD
H Vegetation Cover Sparse Sparse refers to cover of greater than or equal to 20% and less than or equal to 50%, or a projective foliage cover of greater than or equal to 10% and less than or equal to 30%. SPA
H Vegetation Cover Very sparse Very sparse refers to cover of less than 20% or a projective foliage cover of less than 10%. VSP
H Vegetation Cover Other Refers to instances where plants are not present such as bare land or open water, sedgelands, fernlands, rushlands, etc. OTH
H Vegetation Cover Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify cover. XXX
H Vegetation Cover Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Flora Growth Form Grasses Grasses refers to all plants with grass growth form including hummock and tussock grasses. Hummock grasses are coarse xenomorphic grass with a mound-like form often dead in the middle and belong to the genus Triodia. Tussock grasses form discrete but open tussocks usually with distinct individual shoots such as common agricultural grasses. GRA
H Flora Growth Form Herbs Herbs refers to plant associations in which species composition and abundance is dependent on seasonal conditions and at any one time grasses or forbs may predominate. HER
H Flora Growth Form Sedges Sedges refers to herbaceous, usually perennial, erect plants generally with a tufted habit and of the families Cyperaceae and Restionaceae. SED
H Flora Growth Form Shrubs Shrubs refers to woody plants either less than 8 m tall and multi-stemmed at the base (or within 200 mm from ground level), or single-stemmed at the base and less than 2 m tall. SHR
H Flora Growth Form Macrophytes Macrophytes refers to aquatic plants large enough to be seen with the naked eye; either emergent, submerged, or floating. MAC
H Flora Growth Form Trees Trees refers to woody plants more than 2 m tall with a single stem or branches well above the base. TRE
H Flora Growth Form Other Other refers to plants of a non-specified category including ferns, forbs, rush, and vines. Ferns refers to vascular plants characterised by large and usually branched leaves (known as fronds). Forbs refers to herbaceous or slightly woody, annual or sometimes perennial plant, that excludes grasses and includes ground orchids. Rush refers to herbaceous, usually perennial, erect plants grouped into the following families: Juncaceae, Typhaceae, Restionaceae and the genera Lomandra and Dianella. Vines refers to climbing, twining, winding or sprawling plants usually with a woody stem. OTH
H Flora Growth Form Not applicable Not applicable refers to instances where plants are not present such as bare land or open water. NOA
H Flora Growth Form Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify growth form. XXX
H Flora Growth Form Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Growth Height Tall Tall refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height exceeding 30 m or plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height of greater than 2 m. TAL
H Growth Height Regular Regular refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height between 10 and 30 m or plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height between 1 and 2 m. REG
H Growth Height Low Low refers to plants with a tree growth form that grow to a height between 2 and 10 m. LOW
H Growth Height Dwarf Dwarf refers to plants with a shrub growth form that grow to a height of less than 1 m. DWA
H Growth Height Not applicable Not applicable refers to instances where plants are not present such as bare land or open water. NOA
H Growth Height Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify growth height. XXX
H Growth Height Ground Ground refers to plants with a growth form other than tree or shrub that grow to a height of less than 2 m. GRO
H Growth Height Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Regional Ecosystem -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Shading High High refers to ecosystems with high levels of shading, greater than or equal to 30%, provided by ecosystem structure.
H Shading Low Low refers to ecosystems with low levels of shading, less than 30%, provided by ecosystem structure.
H Shading Not applicable Not applicable refers to ecosystems with no shading.
H Shading Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify shading.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland System Palustrine Palustrine refers to wetlands that are primarily vegetated non-channel environments of less than 8 hectares. PAL
H Wetland System Lacustrine Lacustrine refers to wetlands that are large, open, water-dominated systems (for example, lakes) larger than 8ha. This definition also applies to modified systems, which are similar to lacustrine systems (for example, deep, standing or slow-moving waters) but may not meet the size criteria. LAC
H Wetland System Riverine Riverine refers to wetlands and deepwater habitats within a channel. RIV
H Wetland System Intertidal Intertidal refers to wetlands between the high tide and low tide that experience fluctuating influences of land and sea. INT
H Wetland System Subtidal Subtidal refers to wetlands between low tide and three nautical miles. SUB
H Wetland System Intertidal/Subtidal Insufficient information is available to classify whether the ecosystem is intertidal or subtidal. Intertidal refers to wetlands between the high tide and low tide that experience fluctuating influences of land and sea. Subtidal refers to wetlands between low tide and three nautical miles. INS
H Wetland System Contains Palustrine Contains palustrine refers to areas that contain palustrine wetlands (primarily vegetated non-channel environments of less than 8 hectares). CPA
H Wetland System Contains Riverine Contains riverine refers to areas that contain riverine wetlands (wetlands and deepwater habitats within a channel). CRI
H Wetland System Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify wetland system. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Original Wetland System Palustrine Palustrine refers to wetlands that are primarily vegetated non-channel environments of less than 8 hectares. PAL
H Original Wetland System Lacustrine Lacustrine refers to wetlands that are large, open, water-dominated systems (for example, lakes) larger than 8ha. This definition also applies to modified systems, which are similar to lacustrine systems (for example, deep, standing or slow-moving waters) but may not meet the size criteria. LAC
H Original Wetland System Riverine Riverine refers to wetlands and deepwater habitats within a channel. RIV
H Original Wetland System Intertidal Intertidal refers to wetlands between the high tide and low tide that experience fluctuating influences of land and sea. INT
H Original Wetland System Unknown Insufficient information to assign an original wetland system. XXX
H Original Wetland System Not applicable Not applicable refers to artificial wetlands where no natural wetland was previously present. NOA
H Original Wetland System Intertidal/Subtidal Insufficient information is available to classify whether the ecosystem is intertidal or subtidal. Intertidal refers to wetlands between the high tide and low tide that experience fluctuating influences of land and sea. Subtidal refers to wetlands between low tide and three nautical miles. INS
H Original Wetland System Contains Palustrine Contains palustrine refers to areas that contain palustrine wetlands (primarily vegetated non-channel environments of less than 8 hectares). CPA
H Original Wetland System Contains Riverine Contains riverine refers to areas that contain riverine wetlands (wetlands and deepwater habitats within a channel). CRI
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Geological Rock Type Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rock formed by magma or lava cooling and solidifying. Igneous rock includes those rocks that crystallize below the land surface (e.g. diority, gabbro, granite, etc.) and those that cool quickly at the land surface (e.g. andesite, basalt, rhyolite, tuff, etc.). IGN
H Geological Rock Type Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rock that has undergone metamorphism, that is subjected to heat and pressure resulting in physical and/or chemical change. Examples include gneiss, phyllite, marble, quartzite, schist, and slate. MET
H Geological Rock Type Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rock refers to rock formed by the accumulation and cemetation of fragments of other rocks, minerals and organisms, or as chemical precipitates. This category should only be used when it is not practical to further classify sedimentary rock at the habitat scale. SED
H Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic
Sedimentary rock - clastic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the deposition of rock fragments that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and shale. This category should only be used when it is not practical to further classify sedimentary rock - clastic at the habitat scale.
SED-CLA
H Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic - pyroclastic
Sedimentary rock - clastic - pyroclastic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of material generated by the explosive fragmentation of magma and/or rock during a volcanic eruption that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure.
SED-CLA-PYR
H Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic - other
Sedimentary rock - clastic - other refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of material that were subsequently compacted and cemeted under moderature temperature and pressure, other than material generated by the explosive fragmentation of magma and/or rock during a volcanic eruption.
SED-CLA-OTH
H Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - chemical
Sedimentary rock - chemical refers to sedimentary rock formed from the chemical precipitation of dissolved materials from solution that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include gypsum and oolitic limestone.
SED-CHE
H Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - organic
Sedimentary rock - organic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of organic material. Examples include chert (formed by accumulation of siliceous skeletons of microscopic organisms), coal (formed from plant material), and most limestone (formed from calcareous skeletons of organisms).
SED-ORG
H Geological Rock Type Not applicable Geological rock type is not applicable. NOA
H Geological Rock Type Unknown Insufficient information available to classify geology. XXX
H Geological Rock Type Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Soil Texture Clay Clay refers to soil composed of at least 26% clay, less than 74% sand, and less than 60% silt approximately. CLA
H Soil Texture
Clay - clay
Clay -clay refers to soil composed of at least 31% clay, up to 63% sand, and less than 25% silt approximately.
CLA-CLA
H Soil Texture
Clay - sandy clay
Clay - sandy clay refers to soil composed of 26-50% clay, 50-74% sand, and less than 5% silt approximately.
CLA-SAN
H Soil Texture
Clay - silty clay
Clay - silty clay refers to soil composed of 40-75% clay, less than 35% sand, and 25-60% silt approximately.
CLA-SIL
H Soil Texture Loam Loam refers to soil composed of 8-40% clay, up to 92% sand, and up to 100% silt approximately. LOA
H Soil Texture
Loam - loam
Loam - loam refers to soil composed of 10-26% clay, 51-77% sand, and 10-25% silt approximately.
LOA-LOA
H Soil Texture
Loam - clay loam
Loam - clay loam refers to soil composed of 21-40% clay, 35-69% sand, and 6-25% silt approximately.
LOA-CLA
H Soil Texture
Loam - sandy loam
Loam - sandy loam refers to soil composed of 8-21% clay, 70-92% sand, and less than 13% silt approximately.
LOA-SAN
H Soil Texture
Loam - sandy clay loam
Loam - sandy clay loam refers to soil composed of 17-31% clay, 63-82% sand, and less than 10% clay approximately.
LOA-SCL
H Soil Texture
Loam - silty clay loam
Loam - silty clay loam refers to soil composed of 26-40% clay, less than 50% sand, and 60-74% silt approximately.
LOA-STC
H Soil Texture
Loam - silty loam
Loam - silty loam refers to soil composed of less than 26% clay, less than 75% sand, and at least 74% silt approximately.
LOA-SIL
H Soil Texture Sand Sand refers to soil composed of less than 12% clay, at least 63% sand, and up to 25% silt approximately. SAN
H Soil Texture
Sand - sand
Sand - sand refers to soil composed of less than 8% clay, at least 92% sand, and less than 7% silt approximately.
SAN-SAN
H Soil Texture
Sand - loamy sand
Sand - loamy sand refers to soil composed of less than 12% clay, 63-92% sand, and 4-25% silt approximately.
SAN-LOA
H Soil Texture Not applicable Substrate texture is not applicable. NOA
H Soil Texture Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify substrate texture. XXX
H Soil Texture Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Substrate Composition Non-soil Non-soil refers to substrates composed of meterials other than soil or organic materials. NSL
H Substrate Composition
Non-soil - rock
Non-soil - rock refers to substrates composed of rock.
NSL-ROC
H Substrate Composition
Non-soil - sand
Non-soil - sand refers to substrates composed of sand.
NSL-SAN
H Substrate Composition Soil Soil refers to substrates composed of soil. SOL
H Substrate Composition Organic Organic refers to substrates composed of organic materials. ORG
H Substrate Composition
Organic - peat
Organic - peat refers to subtrates composed of peat materials.
ORG-PEA
H Substrate Composition Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify substrate composition. XXX
H Substrate Composition Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Sediment Grain Size Fine clay Dominant grain size is less than 0.0002 mm. FCL
H Sediment Grain Size Clay Dominant grain size is between 0.0002 mm and 0.002 mm. CLA
H Sediment Grain Size Silt Dominant grain size is between 0.002 mm and 0.02 mm. SLT
H Sediment Grain Size Sand Dominant grain size is between 0.02 mm and 2.0 mm. SAN
H Sediment Grain Size
Sand - fine
Sand - fine refers to a dominant grain size is between 0.02 mm and 0.2 mm.
SAN-FIN
H Sediment Grain Size
Sand - coarse
Sand - coarse refers to a dominant grain size is between 0.2 mm and 2.0 mm.
SAN-COA
H Sediment Grain Size Gravel Dominant grain size is between 2.0 mm and 60 mm. GRA
H Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - fine
Gravel - fine refers to a dominant grain size is between 2.0 mm and 6.0 mm.
GRA-FIN
H Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - medium
Gravel - medium refers to a dominant grain size is between 6.0 mm and 20 mm.
GRA-MED
H Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - coarse
Gravel - coarse refers to a dominant grain size is between 20 mm and 60 mm.
GRA-COA
H Sediment Grain Size Cobbles Dominant grain size is between 60 mm and 200 mm. COB
H Sediment Grain Size Stones Dominant grain size is between 200 mm and 600 mm. STO
H Sediment Grain Size Boulders Dominant grain size is greater than 600 mm. BOU
H Sediment Grain Size Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify substrate grain size. XXX
H Sediment Grain Size Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H pH Acidic Acidic refers to ecosystems with a water pH of less than 6. ACI
H pH Neutral Neutral refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 6 and less than 9. NEU
H pH Alkaline Alkaline refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 9. ALK
H pH Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify pH. XXX
H pH Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Salinity Fresh Fresh refers to ecosystems with a salinity of less than 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 part per thousand). FRE
H Salinity Brackish Brackish refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 parts per thousand) and less than 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 part per thousand). BRC
H Salinity Saline Saline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 parts per thousand) and less than 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 part per thousand). SAL
H Salinity Hypersaline Hypersaline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 parts per thousand). HYP
H Salinity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify salinity. XXX
H Salinity Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Natural Natural refers to a natural wetland where no anthropogenic activities are observable at the habitat level that alter wetland hydrology. H1
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Modified Modified refers to a natural wetland where anthropogenic activities are observable at the habitat level that alter wetland hydrology. H2
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding in a channel
Modified - bunding in a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed within a channel of a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road).
H2-M1
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding in a channel - riverine wetland with no system change
Modified - bunding in a channel - freshwater wetland with no system change refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier observed within a channel of a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). This bunding is observed in a riverine channel where the wetland extent does not exceed pre-existing channel boundaries and does not cause water to exceed 8 ha in size or raise to a depth above 2 m.
H2-M1-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding in a channel - intertidal wetland with system change
Modified - bunding in a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed within a channel of a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). This bunding is observed in an intertidal wetland channel altering tidal inundation resulting in conversion to a lacustrine or palustrine wetland.
H2-M1-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding in a channel - riverine wetland with system change
Modified - bunding in a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed within a channel of a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). This bunding is observed in a riverine channel where wetland extent exceeds pre-existing channel boundaries, causes water to exceed 8 ha in size or raise to a depth above 2 m, resulting in conversion to a lacustrine wetland.
H2-M1-e
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding outside a channel
Modified - bunding outside a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed outside of a channel in a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road).
H2-M2
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding outside a channel - freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - bunding outside a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed outside of a channel in a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). Bunding is observed in a palustrine or lacustrine system but any resulting water level change does not result in a conversion of wetland system.
H2-M2-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding outside a channel - intertidal wetland with no system change
Modified - bunding outside a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed outside of a channel in a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). Bunding is observed in an intertidal wetland but any resulting alteration to tidal inundation does not result in a conversion of wetland system.
H2-M2-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding outside a channel - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - bunding outside a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed outside of a channel in a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). Bunding is observed in a palustrine system where resulting water level change results in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M2-c
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - bunding outside a channel - intertidal wetland with system change
Modified - bunding outside a channel refers to bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), observed outside of a channel in a natural wetland. Bunding activity may be intended to raise or stablise water levels or may be an unintended consequence of an activity (e.g. construction of a road). Bunding is observed in an intertidal wetland where alteration to tidal inundation results in a conversion to a freshwater wetland system.
H2-M2-d
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - cultivation or cropping
Modified - cultivation or cropping refers to cultivation or cropping, the mechanical preparation of soil and/or production of an agricultural crop, observed in a natural wetland while the characteristics of the wetland remain consistent with the Queensland Wetlands Program Wetland Definition.
H2-M5
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel refers to activities and/or structures observed in a natural wetland outside a channel that convert the natural wetland (or part thereof) to a storage use with controlled surface hydrology. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically these wetlands are enclosed (i.e. have four walls) structures with pump facilities.
H2-M6
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel- freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel refers to activities and/or structures observed in a natural wetland outside a channel that convert the natural wetland (or part thereof) to a storage use with controlled surface hydrology. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically these wetlands are enclosed (i.e. have four walls) structures with pump facilities. Controlled surface hydrology observed in a lacustrine system that does not result in conversion of wetland system.
H2-M6-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel - intertidal wetland with system change
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel refers to activities and/or structures observed in a natural wetland outside a channel that convert the natural wetland (or part thereof) to a storage use with controlled surface hydrology. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically these wetlands are enclosed (i.e. have four walls) structures with pump facilities. Controlled surface hydrology observed in an intertidal wetland that results in the conversion to a freshwater wetland system.
H2-M6-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - controlled surface hydrology outside a channel refers to activities and/or structures observed in a natural wetland outside a channel that convert the natural wetland (or part thereof) to a storage use with controlled surface hydrology. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically these wetlands are enclosed (i.e. have four walls) structures with pump facilities. Controlled surface hydrology observed in a palustrine system that results in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M6-f
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - channel contruction
Modified - channel construction refers to channel construction, the construction of a linear waterway laterally enclosed by banks generally through excavation and/or construction of barriers, observed in a natural wetland. Channel construction includes canal estates openly connected to estuaries and excludes activities that also control surface hydrology.
H2-M7
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial drainage
Modified - partial drainage refers to the observed construction of drains in a natural wetland. Construction of drains often intends to remove water by gravity.
H2-M9
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial drainage - freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - partial drainage refers to the observed construction of drains in a natural wetland. Construction of drains often intends to remove water by gravity. Partial drainage observed in a freshwater wetland but does not result in conversion of wetland system.
H2-M9-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial drainage - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - partial drainage refers to the observed construction of drains in a natural wetland. Construction of drains often intends to remove water by gravity. Partial drainage observed in a freshwater wetland that results in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M9-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial drainage - freshwater wetland with system change to intertidal
Modified - partial drainage refers to the observed construction of drains in a natural wetland. Construction of drains often intends to remove water by gravity. Partial drainage observed in a freshwater wetland that enables tidal inundation resulting in conversion to an intertidal wetland.
H2-M9-c
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation in a channel
Modified - excavation in a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in a channel of a natural wetland.
H2-M10
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation in a channel - freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - excavation in a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in a channel of a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a riverine channel where wetland extent does not exceed pre-existing channel boundaries and does not increase water depth above 2 m.
H2-M10-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation in a channel - freshwater wetland with system change to intertidal
Modified - excavation in a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in a channel of a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a riverine channel that removes natural tidal barriers enabling tidal inundation and results in the conversion to an intertidal wetland.
H2-M10-c
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation in a channel - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - excavation in a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in a channel of a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a riverine channel where wetland extent exceeds pre-existing channel boundaries or increases water depth above 2 m resulting in conversion to a lacustrine wetland.
H2-M10-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation outside a channel
Modified - excavation outside a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, outside a channel in a natural wetland.
H2-M11
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation outside a channel - freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - excavation outside a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, outside a channel in a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a palustrine or lacustrine system that does not result in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M11-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation outside a channel - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - excavation outside a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, outside a channel in a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a palustrine system that results in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M11-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation outside a channel - freshwater wetland with system change to intertidal
Modified - excavation outside a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, outside a channel in a natural wetland. Excavation observed in a palustrine system enabling tidal inundation that results in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M11-c
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - excavation outside a channel - intertidal wetland with no system change
Modified - excavation outside a channel refers to the observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, outside a channel in a natural wetland. Excavation observed in an intertidal system that does not result in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M11-d
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial infilling
Modified - partial infilling refers to the observed partial infilling, the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment, in a natural wetland. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation.
H2-M12
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial infilling - intertidal wetland with no system change
Modified - partial infilling refers to the observed partial infilling, the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment, in a natural wetland. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation. Partial infilling observed in an intertidal wetland that does not result in the conversion of wetland system.
H2-M12-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial infilling - intertidal wetland with system change
Modified - partial infilling refers to the observed partial infilling, the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment, in a natural wetland. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation. Partial infilling observed in an intertidal wetland that results in conversion to a freshwater wetland system.
H2-M12-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial infilling - freshwater wetland with no system change
Modified - partial infilling refers to the observed partial infilling, the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment, in a natural wetland. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation. Partial infilling observed in a palustrine or lacustrine system that does not result in conversion of wetland system.
H2-M12-c
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - partial infilling - freshwater wetland with system change
Modified - partial infilling refers to the observed partial infilling, the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment, in a natural wetland. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation. Partial infilling observed in a lacustrine system that results in conversion of wetland system.
H2-M12-d
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Modified - controlled surface hydrology in a channel
Modified - controlled surface hydrology in a channel refers to activities and/or structures observed in a channel of a natural wetland that convert the natural wetland (or part thereof) to a storage use with controlled surface hydrology. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically these wetlands are enclosed (i.e. have four walls) structures with pump facilities.
H2-M13
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Artificial Artificial refers to the observed construction of an artifical wetland. H3
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - bunding
Artificial - bunding refers to observed bunding, the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall), in or to create an artificial wetland to capture overland flow. A common example includes farm dams.
H3-C1
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - channel construction
Artificial - channel construction refers to establishment of an artifical wetland through channel construction, the construction of a linear waterway laterally enclosed by banks generally through excavation and/or construction of barriers,observable outside of a wetland. Channel construction includes canal estates openly connected to estuaries and excludes activities that also control surface hydrology.
H3-C2
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - channel construction - freshwater wetland
Artificial - channel construction refers to establishment of an artifical wetland through channel construction, the construction of a linear waterway laterally enclosed by banks generally through excavation and/or construction of barriers,observable outside of a wetland. Channel construction includes canal estates openly connected to estuaries and excludes activities that also control surface hydrology. Channel construction forms a riverine wetland where water depth does not exceed 2 metres and a lacustrine wetland where water depth exceeds 2 metres.
H3-C2-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - channel construction - intertidal wetland
Artificial - channel construction refers to establishment of an artifical wetland through channel construction, the construction of a linear waterway laterally enclosed by banks generally through excavation and/or construction of barriers,observable outside of a wetland. Channel construction includes canal estates openly connected to estuaries and excludes activities that also control surface hydrology. Intertidal channel construction observed.
H3-C2-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - controlled surface hydrology
Artifical - controlled surface hydrology refers to observed activities and/or structures that control surface hydrology of an artificial wetland typically for storage purposes. Activities and/or structures include the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). Typically includes enclosed (i.e. four walled) structures with pumps.
H3-C4
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - excavation
Artificial - excavation refers to observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in or to create an artifical wetland.
H3-C5
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - excavation - freshwater wetland
Artificial - excavation refers to observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in or to create an artificial wetland. Excavation observed to create or in an artificial palustrine or lacustrine wetland.
H3-C5-a
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification
Artificial - excavation - intertidal wetland
Artificial - excavation refers to observed excavation, the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material, in or to create an artificial wetland. Excavation observed to create or in an artificial intertidal wetland.
H3-C5-b
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify wetland habitat hydrological modification. XX
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Artificial The wetland is completed anthropogenic. ART
H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Natural The wetland is either an un-modified natural wetland or a modified natural wetland regardless of how extensively it has been modified. NAT
H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness
Natural - natural
The wetland has no observable anthropogenic modifications.
NAT-NAT
H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness
Natural - modified
The natural wetland has observable anthropogenic modifications regardless of how extensively it has been modified.
NAT-MOD
H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify wetland naturalness. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Bunding Bunding refers to the construction of a barrier (e.g. barrage, bund, dam, embankment, ridge, wall). BUN
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Channel construction Channel construction refers to the construction of a linear waterway laterally enclosed by banks generally through excavation and/or construction of barriers. CHA
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Controlled surface hydrology Controlled surface hydrology refers to the construction of barriers and surface water hydrology control structures (e.g. pumps). CON
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Cultivation or cropping Cultivation or cropping refers to the mechanical preparation of soil and/or production of an agricultural crop. CUL
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Partial drainage Partial drainage refers to the construction of drains often to enable the artificial partial removal of surface and/or sub-surface water. DRA
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Excavation Excavation refers to the formation of a depression through the removal of substrate material. EXC
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Partial infilling Partial infilling refers to the mechanical deposition of fill or artificial sediment. This excludes the non-mechanical process of sedimentation. INF
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Not applicable No wetland habitat hydrological modification activity observed. NOA
H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify wetland habitat hydrological modification activity. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Commence to Fill January January refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in January.
H Commence to Fill February February refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in February.
H Commence to Fill March March refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in March.
H Commence to Fill April April refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in Arpil.
H Commence to Fill May May refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in May.
H Commence to Fill June June refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in June.
H Commence to Fill July July refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in July.
H Commence to Fill August August refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in August.
H Commence to Fill September September refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in September.
H Commence to Fill October October refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in October.
H Commence to Fill November November refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in November.
H Commence to Fill December December refers to ecosystems where commence to fill typically occurs in December.
H Commence to Fill Unknown Insufficient information available to classify commence to fill.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Permanence of Water Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of water. PRM
H Permanence of Water Near permanent Near permanent refers to the common presence of water with irregular drying after unpredictable events (e.g. signficant drought period). NPM
H Permanence of Water Intermittent Intermittent refers to the presence of water periodically. INT
H Permanence of Water Ephemeral Ephemeral refers to rare presence of water with the presence of water occurring after unpredicatable rainfall events. EPH
H Permanence of Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify permanence of water. XXX
H Permanence of Water Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Extent Very high Very high refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent. VHI
H Residence Extent High High refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent. HIG
H Residence Extent Moderate Moderate refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent. MOD
H Residence Extent Low Low refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent. LOW
H Residence Extent Very low Very low refers to a residence extent of less than 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent. VLO
H Residence Extent Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence extent. XXX
H Residence Extent Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Extent of Open Water Very high Very high refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent. VHI
H Residence Extent of Open Water High High refers to an open residence extent of greater than or equal to 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent. HIG
H Residence Extent of Open Water Moderate Moderate refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent. MOD
H Residence Extent of Open Water Low Low refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent. LOW
H Residence Extent of Open Water Very low Very low refers to an open water residence extent of less than 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent. VLO
H Residence Extent of Open Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence extent of open water. XXX
H Residence Extent of Open Water Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Time Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of water. PRM
H Residence Time Greater than 24 Greater than 24 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 24 months or 2 years after a significant hydrological event but not permanently present. G24
H Residence Time 18 to 24 18 to 24 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 18 months and less than 24 months after a significant hydrological event. T24
H Residence Time 12 to 18 12 to 18 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 12 months and less than 18 months after a significant hydrological event. T18
H Residence Time 6 to 12 6 to 12 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 6 months and less than 12 months after a significant hydrological event. T12
H Residence Time 1 to 6 1 to 6 refers to the presence of water typically extending greater than 1 month and less than 6 months after a significant hydrological event. T06
H Residence Time Less than 1 Less than 1 refers to the presence of water typically extending 1 month or less after a significant hydrological event. T01
H Residence Time Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence time. XXX
H Residence Time Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Time of Open Water Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of open water. PRM
H Residence Time of Open Water Greater than 24 Greater than 24 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 24 months or 2 years after a significant hydrological event but not permanently present. G24
H Residence Time of Open Water 18 to 24 18 to 24 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 18 months and less than 24 months after a significant hydrological event. T24
H Residence Time of Open Water 12 to 18 12 to 18 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 12 months and less than 18 months after a significant hydrological event. T18
H Residence Time of Open Water 6 to 12 6 to 12 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 6 months and less than 12 months after a significant hydrological event. T12
H Residence Time of Open Water 1 to 6 1 to 6 refers to the presence of open water typically extending greater than 1 month and less than 6 months after a significant hydrological event. T06
H Residence Time of Open Water Less than 1 Less than 1 refers to the presence of open water typically extending 1 month or less after a significant hydrological event. T01
H Residence Time of Open Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence time. XXX
H Residence Time of Open Water Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Time First Observed Pre 1990 Pre 1980 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed prior to 1990. P90
H Time First Observed 1990 to 2000 1990 to 1999 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 1990 and 1999 inclusive. 90S
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1990
1990 to 2000 - 1990 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1990.
1990
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1991
1990 to 2000 - 1991 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1991.
1991
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1992
1990 to 2000 - 1992 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1992.
1992
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1993
1990 to 2000 - 1993 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1993.
1993
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1994
1990 to 2000 - 1994 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1994.
1994
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1995
1990 to 2000 - 1995 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1995.
1995
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1996
1990 to 2000 - 1996 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1996.
1996
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1997
1990 to 2000 - 1997 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1997.
1997
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1998
1990 to 2000 - 1998 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1998.
1998
H Time First Observed
1990 to 2000 - 1999
1990 to 2000 - 1999 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 1999.
1999
H Time First Observed 2000 to 2009 2000 to 2009 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2000 and 2009 inclusive. 00S
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2000
2000 to 2009 - 2000 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2000.
2000
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2001
2000 to 2009 - 2001 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2001.
2001
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2002
2000 to 2009 - 2002 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2002.
2002
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2003
2000 to 2009 - 2003 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2003.
2003
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2004
2000 to 2009 - 2004 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2004.
2004
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2005
2000 to 2009 - 2005 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2005.
2005
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2006
2000 to 2009 - 2006 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2006.
2006
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2007
2000 to 2009 - 2007 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2007.
2007
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2008
2000 to 2009 - 2008 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2008.
2008
H Time First Observed
2000 to 2009 - 2009
2000 to 2009 - 2009 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2009.
2009
H Time First Observed 2010 to 2019 2010 to 2019 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2010 and 2019 inclusive. 10S
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2010
2010 to 2019 - 2010 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2010.
2010
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2011
2010 to 2019 - 2011 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2011.
2011
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2012
2010 to 2019 - 2012 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2012.
2012
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2013
2010 to 2019 - 2013 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2013.
2013
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2014
2010 to 2019 - 2014 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2014.
2014
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2015
2010 to 2019 - 2015 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2015.
2015
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2016
2010 to 2019 - 2016 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2016.
2016
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2017
2010 to 2019 - 2017 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2017.
2017
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2018
2010 to 2019 - 2018 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2018.
2018
H Time First Observed
2010 to 2019 - 2019
2010 to 2019 - 2019 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2019.
2019
H Time First Observed 2020 to 2029 2020 to 2029 refers to artificial wetlands where water was first observed to be present between 2020 and 2029 inclusive. 20S
H Time First Observed
2020 to 2029 - 2020
2020 to 2029 - 2020 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2020.
2020
H Time First Observed
2020 to 2029 - 2021
2020 to 2029 - 2021 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2021.
2021
H Time First Observed
2020 to 2029 - 2022
2020 to 2029 - 2022 refers to artifical wetlands where water was first observed to be present in 2022.
2022
H Time First Observed Unknown Insufficient information to assign a time first observed. XXX
H Time First Observed Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Timing Periodicity Seasonal Seasonal refers to an annual cycle of variation in the presence of water based on the season. SEA
H Timing Periodicity Annual Annual refers to a cycle of variation in the presence of water that reoccurs every year. ANN
H Timing Periodicity Inter-annual Inter-annual refers to a cycle of variation in the presence of water that reoccurs over more than one year. INT
H Timing Periodicity Other Other refers to other cycles of variation in the presence of water. OTH
H Timing Periodicity Not applicable None refers to no observed cycles of variation in the presence of water. NOA
H Timing Periodicity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify timing periodicity. XXX
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Relative Dominance of Water Sources Groundwater The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is groundwater. GWD
H Relative Dominance of Water Sources Surface water The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is surface water. SWD
H Relative Dominance of Water Sources Both surface and groundwater The dominant water source (i.e. generally > 70% of the time) for the ecosystem is a combination of surface water and groundwater. This includes ecosystems where there is temporal dominance by one source or the other. GSW
H Relative Dominance of Water Sources Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify relative dominance of water sources. XXX
H Relative Dominance of Water Sources Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Water Source Distance Local Local refers to a distance of less than 5 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance
Local - near
Local - near refers to a distance of less than 1 kilometer between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance
Local - far
Local - far refers to a distance of greater than or equal to 1 kilometer and less than 5 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance Intermediate Intermediate refers to a distance of greater than or equal to 5 kilometers and less than 50 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance
Intemediate - near
Intermediate - near refers to a distance of greater than or equal to 5 kilometers and less than 10 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance
Intermediate - far
Intermediate - far refers to a distance of greater than or equal to 10 kilometers and less than 50 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance Regional Regional refers to a distance of greater than or equal to 50 kilometers between the ecosystem and water source.
H Water Source Distance Unknown Insufficient information available to classify water source distance.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Confinement Confined Confined refers to riverine systems where greater than 85% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
H Confinement Partially Confined Partially confined refers to riverine systems where greater than or equal to 10% of the channel and less than or equal to 85% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
H Confinement Unconfined Unconfined refers to riverine systems where less than 10% of the channel abuts confining geomorphic features (i.e. touches valley margin).
H Confinement Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify confinement.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Morphological Dimensions Linear Linear refers to features with a linear shape.
H Morphological Dimensions Circular Circular refers to features with a circular shape.
H Morphological Dimensions Irregular Irregular refers to features with an irregular shape.
H Morphological Dimensions Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify morphological dimensions.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Terrain Morphology Crest Landform element that stands above all, or almost all, points in the adjacent terrain, and in intertidal and subtidal comprises a topographic high. For intertidal and subtidal, this category should only be used where it is not practical to further classify crest at the habitat scale. C
H Terrain Morphology Ridge Compound landform element comprising narrow crest and short adjoining slopes, the crest length being greater than the width of the landform element. R
H Terrain Morphology Depression Landform element that stands below all, or almost all, points in the adjacent terrain. D
H Terrain Morphology Hillock Compound landform element comprising a narrow crest and short adjoining slopes, the crest length being less than the width of the landform element. H
H Terrain Morphology Flat Planar landform element that is neight a crest nor a depression and is level or very gently inclined. F
H Terrain Morphology Slope Planar landform element that is neight a crest nor a depression and have an incilination greatetr than 1%. S
H Terrain Morphology Unknown Insufficient information available to classify terrain morphology. X
H Terrain Morphology Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Terrain Slope Overhang Overhang refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 90 degrees. OV
H Terrain Slope Cliffed Cliffed refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 72 degrees and less than 90 degrees. CL
H Terrain Slope Precipitous Precipitous refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 45 degrees and less than 72 degrees. PR
H Terrain Slope Very steep Very steep refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 30 degrees and less than 45 degrees. VS
H Terrain Slope Steep Steep refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 18 degrees and less than 30 degrees. ST
H Terrain Slope Moderately inclined Moderately inclined refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 5 degrees and 55 seconds, and less than 18 degrees. MOD
H Terrain Slope
Moderately inclined - high
Moderately inclined - high refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 10 degrees and 15 seconds, and less than 18 degrees.
MOD-HIG
H Terrain Slope
Moderately inclined - low
Moderately inclined - low refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 5 degrees and 45 seconds, and less than 10 degrees and 15 seconds.
MOD-LOW
H Terrain Slope Gently inclined Gently inclined refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 1 degree and 45 seconds, and less than 5 degrees and 45 seconds. GEI
H Terrain Slope
Gently inclined - high
Gently inclined - high refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 3 degrees and 15 seconds, and less than 5 degrees and 45 seconds.
GEI-HIG
H Terrain Slope
Gently inclined - low
Gently inclined - low refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 1 degree and 45 seconds, and less than 3 degrees and 15 seconds.
GEI-LOW
H Terrain Slope Very gently inclined Very gently inclined refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 0 degree and 35 seconds, and less than 1 degrees and 45 seconds. VGI
H Terrain Slope
Very gently inclined - high
Very gently inclined - high refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 1 degree, and less than 1 degree and 45 seconds.
VGI-HIG
H Terrain Slope
Very gently inclined - low
Very gently inclined - low refers to a dominant slope of greater than or equal to 0 degrees and 35 seconds, and less than 1 degree.
VGI-LOW
H Terrain Slope Level Level refers to a dominant slope of less than 0 degrees and 35 seconds. LE
H Terrain Slope Unknown Insufficient information available to classify terrain slope. XX
H Terrain Slope Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Habitat -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Regional Ecosystem Percent -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Regional Ecosystem -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Regional Ecosystem Percent -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Regional Ecosystem Wetland System -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Percentage Dominant Wetlands comprise greater than 80% of the area. DOM
H Wetland Percentage Sub-dominant Wetlands comprise 80% or less of the area. SDO
H Wetland Percentage
Sub-dominant - 51 to 80
Wetlands comprises greater than 50% and less than or equal to 80% of the area inclusive.
SDO-51P
H Wetland Percentage
Sub-dominant - 1 to 50
Wetlands comprise 50% or less of the area.
SDO-01P
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Naturalness Natural Natural feature.
H Naturalness
Natural - natural
Natural feature with negligible observable anthropogenic modification.
H Naturalness
Natural - modified
Natural feature with observable anthropogenic modification.
H Naturalness Artificial Anthropogenic feature.
H Naturalness Unknown Insufficient information to assign a naturalness qualifier.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Temporal Pattern Stationary A stationary trend refers to long-term patterns where variance is near constant over time.
H Temporal Pattern Increasing An increasing trend refers to long-term patterns that increase over time.
H Temporal Pattern
Increasing - linear
An increasing linear trend refers to long-term patterns of continuous increase over time.
H Temporal Pattern
Increasing - exponential
An increasing exponential trend refers to long-term patterns of a non-linear curve that decreases at a non-constant rate over time.
H Temporal Pattern Decreasing An decreasing trend refers to patterns that decrease over time.
H Temporal Pattern
Decreasing - linear
A decreasing linear trend refers to a pattern of continuous decrease over time.
H Temporal Pattern
Decreasing - exponential
A decreasing exponential trend refers to a pattern of a non-linear curve that decreases at a non-constant rate over time.
H Temporal Pattern Damped A damped trend refers to a pattern that initially increases or decreases before the trend ceases.
H Temporal Pattern Seasonal A seasonal pattern refers to a pattern where variations repeat predicably over time and the duration of repetition is one year or less.
H Temporal Pattern Cyclical A cyclical pattern refers to a pattern where variance repeats over time and the duration of repetition is both unpredicatable and is greater than one year.
H Temporal Pattern Unknown Insufficient information to assign a temporal pattern qualifier.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Period Diurnal Dirunal periodicity refers to cycles of variations that reoccur every 24 hours.
H Period Lunar Lunar periodicity refers to cycles of variations the reoccur every lunar cycle.
H Period Seasonal Seasonal periodicity refers to cycles of variations that reoccur annually based on the season.
H Period Annual Annual periodicity refers to cycles of variations that reoccur every year.
H Period Inter-annual Inter-annual periodicity refers to cycles of variations that reoccur over more than one year.
H Period Decadal Decadal periodicity refers to cycles of variations that reoccur over a decade.
H Period Multi-decadal Multi-decadal periodicity refers to cycles of variations to reoccur over more than one decade.
H Period Unknown Insufficient information to assign a period qualifier.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Unique ID -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Wetland Regional Ecosystem System -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Naturalness -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Trend -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Period -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Erosional Features Erosional features Eroasional features refers to landforms where erosional processes are dominant (e.g. hillslopes). Erosional features generally have shallower soil depths.
H Erosional Features Depositional features Depositional features refers to landforms where depositional processes are dominant (e.g. valleys) and material accumulates through time.
H Erosional Features Unknown Insufficient information available to classify erosional features.
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Water Source Distance Local 0 - 1 km
H Water Source Distance Regional 1 - 10 km
H Water Source Distance Inter-regional > 10 km
H Water Source Distance Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Water Permanency in the Broader Landform Element Permanent
H Water Permanency in the Broader Landform Element Near permanent
H Water Permanency in the Broader Landform Element Intermittent
H Water Permanency in the Broader Landform Element Ephemeral
H Water Permanency in the Broader Landform Element Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Morphological Dimensions Linear
H Morphological Dimensions Circular
H Morphological Dimensions Irregular
H Morphological Dimensions Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Erosional features Low
H Erosional features Moderate
H Erosional features High
H Erosional features Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Time Variability High High refers to relatively high variability in residence time in comparison to wetlands of the same system. HIG
H Residence Time Variability Moderate Moderate refers to relatively moderate variability in residence time in comparison to wetlands of the same system. MOD
H Residence Time Variability Low Low refers to relatively low variability in residence time in comparison to wetlands of the same system. LOW
H Residence Time Variability Unknown Insufficient information to determine relative variability of residence time in comparison to wetlands of the same system. XXX
H Residence Time Variability Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Time of Open Water Variability High High refers to relatively high variability in residence time of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. HIG
H Residence Time of Open Water Variability Moderate Moderate refers to relatively moderate variability in residence time of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. MOD
H Residence Time of Open Water Variability Low Low refers to relatively low variability in residence time of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. LOW
H Residence Time of Open Water Variability Unknown Insufficient information to determine relative variability of residence time of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. XXX
H Residence Time of Open Water Variability Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Extent Variability High High refers to relatively high variability in residence extent in comparison to wetlands of the same system. HIG
H Residence Extent Variability Moderate Moderate refers to relatively moderate variability in residence extent in comparison to wetlands of the same system. MOD
H Residence Extent Variability Low Low refers to relatively low variability in residence extent in comparison to wetlands of the same system. LOW
H Residence Extent Variability Unknown Insufficient information to determine relative variability of residence extent in comparison to wetlands of the same system. XXX
H Residence Extent Variability Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability High High refers to relatively high variability in residence extent of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. HIG
H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability Moderate Moderate refers to relatively moderate variability in residence extent of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. MOD
H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability Low Low refers to relatively low variability in residence extent of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. LOW
H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability Unknown Insufficient information to determine relative variability of residence extent of open water in comparison to wetlands of the same system. XXX
H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability Applicable only to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands This is only applicable to palustrine, lacustrine and riverine wetlands. YYY
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Commence to Fill Variability -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Area -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lakes Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; and permanent inundation. LA17
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid saline lakes Arid and semi-arid saline lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; non-permanent inundation; and saline water. LA14
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid floodplain lakes Arid and semi-arid floodplain lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; non-permanent inundation; non-saline water; and situated on a floodplain. LA15
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay pan lakes Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay pan lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; non-permanent inundation; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and clay substrate. LA16b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lakes Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; non-permanent inundation; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and non-clay substrate. LA16a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lakes Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; and situated on a floodplain. LC06
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lakes Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; not situated on a floodplain; and rock substrate composition. LC07
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lakes Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lakess refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; not situated on a floodplain; sand or organic substrate composition; and a perched groundwater flow system. LC08b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lakes Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lakess refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; not situated on a floodplain; sand or organic substrate composition; and a local, intermediate or regional groundwater flow system. LC08a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lakes Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lakess refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; not situated on a floodplain; sand or organic substrate composition; and an unknown groundwater flow system. LC08
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lakes Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lakes refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: lacustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; not situated on a floodplain; and soil substrate composition. LC09
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamps Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; and groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin. PA13
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid saline swamps Arid and semi-arid saline swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; and saline water. PA10
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamps Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a tree growth form. PA11a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamps Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a shrub growth form. PA11b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a grass, sedge, or herb growth form. PA11c
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid other floodplain swamps Arid and semi-arid other floodplain swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have other growth form. PA11d
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamps Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a tree growth form. PA12a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamps Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a shrub growth form. PA12b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a grass, sedge, or herb growth form. PA12c
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamps Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; arid and semi-arid climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have other growth form. PA12d
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamps Coastal and sub-coastal Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; and groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin. PC03
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamps Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; and saline water. PC01
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamps Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; and the dominant flora is a palm genera. PC05
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamps Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a tree growth form. PC04a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamps Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a shrub growth form. PC04d
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain, grass, sedge, and herb swamps Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain, grass, sedge, and herb swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a grass, sedge, or herb growth form. PC04c
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamps Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; situated on a floodplain; and where flora have other growth form. PC04e
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamps Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a tree growth form. PC02a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamps Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a shrub growth form. PC02b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have a grass, sedge, or herb growth form. PC02c
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamps Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamps refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: palustrine wetland system; coastal and sub-coastal climate; no groundwater sourced from the Great Artesian Basin; non-saline water; the dominant flora is not a palm genera; not situated on a floodplain; and where flora have other growth form. PC02d
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Unknown Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat type. XX99
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Lakes
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond lakes.
XX99-L
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Lakes - Arid and semi-arid
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond arid and semi-arid lakes.
XX99-L-A
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Lakes - Coastal and sub-coastal
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond coastal and sub-coastal lakes.
XX99-L-C
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Swamps
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond swamps.
XX99-P
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Swamps - Arid and semi-arid
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond arid and semi-arid swamps.
XX99-P-A
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Unknown - Swamps - Coastal and sub-coastal
Insufficient information available to determine wetland habitat beyond coastal and sub-coastal swamps.
XX99-P-C
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Not applicable Not applicable refers to ecosystems that are not incorporated into the wetland habitat typology. NOA
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Mangroves Mangroves refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: intertidal wetland system; and the dominant structural macrobiota composition is mangroves or Casuarina. INT01
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Mangroves - Casuarina
Mangroves - Casuarina refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: intertidal wetland system; and the dominant structural macrobiota composition is Casuarina.
INT01a
H Dominant Wetland Habitat
Mangroves - other
Mangroves - other refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: intertidal wetland system; and the dominant structural macrobiota composition is grass, herb and/or sedge.
INT01b
H Dominant Wetland Habitat Salt marsh and salt flats Salt marsh and salt flats refers to wetland habitats with the following characteristics: intertidal wetland system; and the dominant structural macrobiota composition is grass, herb, and/or sedge. INT02
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H Wetland Name -
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H Hydrological Data Quality -
Attribute name Category Description Code
H Legend Sub-dominant - 1 to 50 Wetland features comprise 50% or less of the area. CONT
H Legend Sub-dominant - 51 to 80 Wetland features comprise greater than 50% and less than or equal to 80% of the area inclusive. SDOM
H Legend Natural Natural features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area. NAT
H Legend
Natural - Lacustrine
Natural lacustrine features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-LAC
H Legend
Natural - Palustrine
Natural palustrine features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-PAL
H Legend
Natural - Riverine
Natural riverine features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-RIV
H Legend
Natural - Intertidal
Natural intertidal features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-INT
H Legend
Natural - Subtidal
Natural subtidal features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-SUB
H Legend
Natural - Intertidal/Subtidal
Natural undifferentiated intertidal or subtidal features with negligible observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
NAT-INS
H Legend Modified or Artificial Anthropogenic and/or natural features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area. MOD
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Lacustrine
Anthropogenic lacustrine and/or natural lacustrine features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-LAC
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Palustrine
Anthropogenic palustrine and/or natural palustrine features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-PAL
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Riverine
Anthropogenic riverine and/or natural riverine features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-RIV
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Intertidal
Anthropogenic intertidal and/or natural intertidal features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-INT
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Subtidal
Anthropogenic subtidal and/or natural subtidal features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-SUB
H Legend
Modified and Artificial - Intertidal/Subtidal
Anthropogenic undifferentiated intertidal or subtidal, and/or natural undifferentiated intertidal or subtidal features with observable anthropogenic modification comprise greater than 80% of the area.
MOD-INS

Attribute level: Community

< 1:25,000

Community refers to the level at which field inventory is conducted and where people snorkel, dive, fish from boats, etc.

Attributes and categories for level: Community
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Shading Very high Very high refers to ecosystems with very high levels of shading, greater than or equal to 70%, provided by ecosystem structure.
C Shading High High refers to ecosystems with high levels of shading, greater than or equal to 50% and less than 70%, provided by ecosystem structure.
C Shading Moderate Moderate refers to ecosystems with moderate levels of shading, greater than or equal to 30% and less than 50%, provided by ecosystem structure.
C Shading Low Low refers to ecosystems with low levels of shading, less than 30% and greater than 10%, provided by ecosystem structure.
C Shading Very low Very low refers to ecosystems with low levels of shading, greater than 0% and less than 10%, provided by ecosystem structure.
C Shading None None refers to ecosystems with no shading.
C Shading Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify shading.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Geological Rock Type Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rock formed by magma or lava cooling and solidifying. Igneous rock includes those rocks that crystallize below the land surface (e.g. diority, gabbro, granite, etc.) and those that cool quickly at the land surface (e.g. andesite, basalt, rhyolite, tuff, etc.).
C Geological Rock Type Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rock that has undergone metamorphism, that is subjected to heat and pressure resulting in physical and/or chemical change. Examples include gneiss, phyllite, marble, quartzite, schist, and slate.
C Geological Rock Type Sedimentary rock Sedimentary rock refers to rock formed by the accumulation and cemetation of fragments of other rocks, minerals and organisms, or as chemical precipitates. This category should only be used when it is not practical to further classify sedimentary rcok at the community scale.
C Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic
Sedimentary rock - clastic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the deposition of rock fragments that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and shale. This category should only be used when it is not practical to further classify sedimentary rock - clastic at the community scale.
C Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic - pyroclastic
Sedimentary rock - clastic - pyroclastic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of material generated by the explosive fragmentation of magma and/or rock during a volcanic eruption that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure.
C Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - clastic - other
Sedimentary rock - clastic - other refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of material that were subsequently compacted and cemeted under moderature temperature and pressure, other than material generated by the explosive fragmentation of magma and/or rock during a volcanic eruption.
C Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - chemical
Sedimentary rock - chemical refers to sedimentary rock formed from the chemical precipitation of dissolved materials from solution that were subsequently compacted and cemented under moderate temperature and pressure. Examples include gypsum and oolitic limestone.
C Geological Rock Type
Sedimentary rock - organic
Sedimentary rock - organic refers to sedimentary rock formed from the accumulation of organic material. Examples include chert (formed by accumulation of siliceous skeletons of microscopic organisms), coal (formed from plant material), and most limestone (formed from calcareous skeletons of organisms).
C Geological Rock Type Not applicable Geological rock type is not applicable.
C Geological Rock Type Unknown Insufficient information available to classify geology.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Substrate Composition Non-soil Non-soil refers to substrates composed of meterials other than soil or organic materials.
C Substrate Composition
Non-soil - rock
Non-soil - rock refers to substrates composed of rock.
C Substrate Composition
Non-soil - sand
Non-soil - sand refers to substrates composed of sand.
C Substrate Composition Soil Soil refers to substrates composed of soil.
C Substrate Composition Organic Organic refers to substrates composed of organic materials.
C Substrate Composition
Organic - peat
Organic - peat refers to subtrates composed of peat materials.
C Substrate Composition Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify substrate composition.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Sediment Grain Size Fine clay Dominant grain size is less than 0.0002 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Clay Dominant grain size is between 0.0002 mm and 0.002 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Silt Dominant grain size is between 0.002 mm and 0.02 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Sand Dominant grain size is between 0.02 mm and 2.0 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size
Sand - fine
Sand - fine refers to a dominant grain size is between 0.02 mm and 0.2 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size
Sand - coarse
Sand - coarse refers to a dominant grain size is between 0.2 mm and 2.0 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Gravel Dominant grain size is between 2.0 mm and 60 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - fine
Gravel - fine refers to a dominant grain size is between 2.0 mm and 6.0 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - medium
Gravel - medium refers to a dominant grain size is between 6.0 mm and 20 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size
Gravel - coarse
Gravel - coarse refers to a dominant grain size is between 20 mm and 60 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Cobbles Dominant grain size is between 60 mm and 200 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Stones Dominant grain size is between 200 mm and 600 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Boulders Dominant grain size is greater than 600 mm.
C Sediment Grain Size Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify substrate grain size.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Dissolved Oxygen Very high Very high refers to ecosystems with dissolved oxygen levels greater than or equal to 90%.
C Dissolved Oxygen High High refers to ecosystems with dissolved oxygen levels of greater than or equal to 70% and less than 90%.
C Dissolved Oxygen Moderate Moderate refers to ecosystems with dissolved oxygen levels of greater than or equal to 50% and less than 70%.
C Dissolved Oxygen Low Low refers to ecosystems with dissolved oxygen levels of greater than or equal to 30% and less than 50%.
C Dissolved Oxygen Very low Very low refers to ecosystems with dissolved oxygen levels of less than 30%.
C Dissolved Oxygen Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify dissolved oxygen.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Hardness High High refers to ecosystems with calcium carbonate concentrations greater than or equal to 200 mg/L.
C Hardness Moderate Moderate refers to ecosystems with calcium carbonate concentrations greater than or equal to 50 mg/L and less than 200 mg/L.
C Hardness Low Low refers to ecosystems with calcium carbonate concentrations less than 50 mg/L.
C Hardness Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify water hardness.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C pH Hyper acidic Hyper acidic refers to ecosystems with a water pH of less than 3.
C pH Acidic Acidic refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 3 and less than 6.
C pH Neutral Neutral refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 6 and less than 9.
C pH Alkaline Alkaline refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 9 and less than 12.
C pH Hyper alkaline Hyper alkaline refers to ecosystems with a water pH of greater than or equal to 12.
C pH Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify pH.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Salinity Very fresh Very fresh refers to ecosystems with a salinity of less than 500 parts per million (equivalent to 500 mg/L or 0.5 parts per thousand).
C Salinity Fresh Fresh refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 500 parts per million (equivalent to 500 mg/L or 0.5 parts per thousand) and less than 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 part per thousand).
C Salinity Brackish Brackish refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 1,000 parts per million (equivalent to 1,000 mg/L or 1 parts per thousand) and less than 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 part per thousand).
C Salinity Saline Saline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 3,000 parts per million (equivalent to 3,000 mg/L or 3 parts per thousand) and less than 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 part per thousand).
C Salinity Hypersaline Hypersaline refers to ecosystems with a salinity of greater than or equal to 10,000 parts per million (equivalent to 10,000 mg/L or 10 parts per thousand).
C Salinity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify salinity.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Trophic Level Oligotrophic Oligotrophic refers to ecosystems with a low level of productivity as represented by low levels of biologically useful nutrients.
C Trophic Level Mesotrophic Mesotrophic refers to ecosystems with an intermediate level of productivity as represented by moderate levels of biologically useful nutrients.
C Trophic Level Eutrophic Eutrophic refers to ecosystems with high level of productivity as represented by high levels of biologically useful nutrients.
C Trophic Level Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify trophic level.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Colour High High refers to ecosystems with high levels of water colour (i.e. dark colours) greater than or equal to 200 Hazen units. Hazen Units are defined on the platinum-cobalt standard developed for natural waters with a yellow-brown appearance and is not intended for use on waters with other colours. A cup of tea is approximately 2,500 Hazen units.
C Colour Moderate Moderate refers to ecosystems with moderate levels of water colour greater than or equal to 70 Hazen units and less than 200 Hazen units. Hazen Units are defined on the platinum-cobalt standard developed for natural waters with a yellow-brown appearance and is not intended for use on waters with other colours.
C Colour Low Low refers to ecosystems with low levels of water colour less than 70 Hazen units. Hazen Units are defined on the platinum-cobalt standard developed for natural waters with a yellow-brown appearance and is not intended for use on waters with other colours. For comparison, a glass of water is approximately 15 Hazen units.
C Colour Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify water colour.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Mixing State Well mixed Well mixed refers to water columns where there is full vertical mixing across the profile.
C Mixing State Partially mixed Partially mixed refers to water columns where there is incomplete vertical mixing across the profile.
C Mixing State Stratified Stratified refers water columns where a halocline exists (a strong, vertical salinity gradient).
C Mixing State Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify mixing state.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Permanence of Water Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of water.
C Permanence of Water Near permanent Near permanent refers to the common presence of water with irregular drying after unpredictable events (e.g. signficant drought period).
C Permanence of Water Intermittent Intermittent refers to the presence of water periodically.
C Permanence of Water Ephemeral Ephemeral refers to rare presence of water with the presence of water occurring after unpredicatable rainfall events.
C Permanence of Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify permanence of water.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Residence Extent Very high Very high refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent High High refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent Moderate Moderate refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent Low Low refers to a residence extent of greater than or equal to 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent Very low Very low refers to a residence extent of less than 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence extent.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Residence Extent of Open Water Very high Very high refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent of Open Water High High refers to an open residence extent of greater than or equal to 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 80 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent of Open Water Moderate Moderate refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 60 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent of Open Water Low Low refers to an open water residence extent of greater than or equal to 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent and less than 40 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent of Open Water Very low Very low refers to an open water residence extent of less than 20 percent of the maximum wetland extent.
C Residence Extent of Open Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence extent of open water.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Residence Time Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of water.
C Residence Time Greater than 24 Greater than 24 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 24 months or 2 years after a significant hydrological event but not permanently present.
C Residence Time 18 to 24 18 to 24 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 18 months and less than 24 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time 12 to 18 12 to 18 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 12 months and less than 18 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time 6 to 12 6 to 12 refers to the presence of water typically extending at least 6 months and less than 12 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time 1 to 6 1 to 6 refers to the presence of water typically extending greater than 1 month and less than 6 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time Less than 1 Less than 1 refers to the presence of water typically extending 1 month or less after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence time.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Residence Time of Open Water Permanent Permanent refers to the continual presence of open water.
C Residence Time of Open Water Greater than 24 Greater than 24 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 24 months or 2 years after a significant hydrological event but not permanently present.
C Residence Time of Open Water 18 to 24 18 to 24 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 18 months and less than 24 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time of Open Water 12 to 18 12 to 18 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 12 months and less than 18 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time of Open Water 6 to 12 6 to 12 refers to the presence of open water typically extending at least 6 months and less than 12 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time of Open Water 1 to 6 1 to 6 refers to the presence of open water typically extending greater than 1 month and less than 6 months after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time of Open Water Less than 1 Less than 1 refers to the presence of open water typically extending 1 month or less after a significant hydrological event.
C Residence Time of Open Water Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify residence time.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Timing Periodicity Seasonal Seasonal refers to an annual cycle of variation in the presence of water based on the season.
C Timing Periodicity Annual Annual refers to a cycle of variation in the presence of water that reoccurs every year.
C Timing Periodicity Inter-annual Inter-annual refers to a cycle of variation in the presence of water that reoccurs over more than one year.
C Timing Periodicity Other Other refers to other cycles of variation in the presence of water.
C Timing Periodicity None None refers to no observed cycles of variation in the presence of water.
C Timing Periodicity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify timing periodicity.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Water Clarity High High refers to a high level of water clarity below 5 Nephelometric Turbidity Units. At less than 5 Nephelometric Turbidity Units water will appear clear.
C Water Clarity Moderate Moderate refers to a moderate level of water clarity greater than or equal to 5 Nephelometric Turbidity Units and less than 300 Nephelometric Turbidity Units. At above 55 Nephelometric Turbidity Units water will appear increasingly cloudy.
C Water Clarity Low Low refers to a low level of water clarity greater than or equal to 300 Nephelometric Turbidity Units and less than 500 Nephelometric Turbidity Units.
C Water Clarity Very low Very low refers to a very low level of water clarity greater than or equal to 500 Nephelometric Turbidity Units. At above 500 Nephelometric Turbidity Units water will appear increasingly opaque.
C Water Clarity Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify water clarity.
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) Less than 0.1 Less than 0.1 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) of less than 0.1 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 0.1 to 0.2 0.1 to 0.2 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 0.1 m and less than 0.2 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 0.2 to 0.3 0.2 to 0.3 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 0.2 m and less than 0.3 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 0.3 to 0.4 0.3 to 0.4 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 0.3 m and less than 0.4 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 0.4 to 0.5 0.4 to 0.5 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 0.4 m and less than 0.5 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 0.5 to 2 0.5 to 2 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 0.5 m and less than 2 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 2 to 4 2 to 4 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 2 m and less than 4 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 4 to 6 4 to 6 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 4 m and less than 6 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 6 to 8 6 to 8 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 6 m and less than 8 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) 8 to 10 8 to 10 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) greater than or equal to 8 m and less than 10 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) Greater than 10 Greater than 10 refers to a depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element) of greater than or equal to 10 m.
C Depression Depth (Maximum of Waterhole Landform Element) Unknown Insufficient information is available to classify depression depth (maximum of waterhole landform element).
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) Less than 2 Less than 2 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) of less than 2 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 2 to 4 2 to 4 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 2 m and less than 4 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 4 to 6 4 to 6 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 4 m and less than 6 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 6 to 8 6 to 8 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 6 m and less than 8 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 8 to 10 8 to 10 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 8 m and less than 10 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 10 to 15 10 to 15 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 10 m and less than 15 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 15 to 20 15 to 20 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 15 m and less than 20 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) 20 to 30 20 to 30 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 20 m and less than 30 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) Greater than 30 Greater than 30 refers to a depression depth (surrounding floodplain) greater than or equal to 30 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Floodplain) Unknown Insufficent information available to classify depression depth (surrounding floodplain).
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) Less than 2 Less than 2 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) of less than 2 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 2 to 4 2 to 4 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 2 m and less than 4 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 4 to 6 4 to 6 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 4 m and less than 6 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 6 to 8 6 to 8 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 6 m and less than 8 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 8 to 10 8 to 10 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 8 m and less than 10 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 10 to 15 10 to 15 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 10 m and less than 15 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 15 to 20 15 to 20 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 15 m and less than 20 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) 20 to 30 20 to 30 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 20 m and less than 30 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) Greater than 30 Greater than 30 refers to a depression depth (surrounding landform) greater than or equal to 30 m.
C Depression Depth (Surrounding Landform) Unknown Insufficent information available to classify depression depth (surrounding landform).
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C Naturalness -
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C Trend -
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C Period -
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C Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Unconsolidated sediments Unconsolidated sediments refers to superficial deposits (i.e. particles of gravel, sand, silt and/or clay) not bound together that lie above the bedrock. Examples include unconsolidated sediments of active river systems and sand dunes.
C Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Consolidated sedimentary rock Consolidated sedimentary rock refers to rocks where sediments have been bound together by cementation. Examples include sandstone, conglomerate, breccia, and limestone.
C Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Metamorphic rock Metamorphic rock refers to rocks that have undergone metamorphism (i.e. were subject to heat and pressure that caused the rock to transform). Examples include slate, gneiss, and schist.
C Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Igneous rock Igneous rock refers to rocks formed from molten magma or lava. Examples include granite, diorite, basalt, andesite, and rhyolite.
C Underlying Geology (Rock Type) Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Silt or clay < 0.05 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sand 0.05 - 2 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Gravel 2 - 4 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Pebble 4 - 64 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Cobble 64 - 256 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Boulder > 256 mm
C Benthic Substrate (Size) None Bedrock
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Unknown Unknown
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Muddy gravel
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Muddy sandy gravel
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sandy gravel
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Gravelly mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Gravelly muddy sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Gravelly sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Slightly gravelly mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Slightly gravelly sandy mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Slightly gravelly muddy sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Slightly gravelly sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sandy mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Muddy sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Clayey sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Silty sand
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sandy clay
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sandy mud
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Sandy silt
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Clay
C Benthic Substrate (Size) Silt
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Organic (peat)
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Organic (other)
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Mineral (soil)
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Non-soil (sand)
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Non-soil (rock)
C Benthic Substrate (Composition) Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Colour Low colour < 70 HU
C Colour Medium colour 70 - 200 HU
C Colour High colour > 200 HU
C Colour Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Water Clarity Very low > 500 NTU
C Water Clarity Low 300 - 500 NTU
C Water Clarity Medium 5 - 300 NTU
C Water Clarity High < 5 NTU
C Water Clarity Unknown Unknown
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C Salinity Very fresh < 500 mg/L
C Salinity Fresh 500 - 1000 mg/L
C Salinity Brackish 1000 - 3000 mg/L
C Salinity Saline 3000 - 10000 mg/L
C Salinity Hypersaline > 10000 mg/L
C Salinity Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C pH Hyper acidic 0 - 2 pH
C pH Acidic 3 - 5 pH
C pH Neutral 6 - 8 pH
C pH Alkaline 9 - 11 pH
C pH Hyper alkaline 12 - 14 pH
C pH Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Dissolved Oxygen Very low 0 - 30 %
C Dissolved Oxygen Low 30 - 50 %
C Dissolved Oxygen Medium 50 - 70 %
C Dissolved Oxygen High 70 - 90 %
C Dissolved Oxygen Very high 90 - 120 %
C Dissolved Oxygen Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Water Hardness Low 0 - 50 CaCO3 mg/L
C Water Hardness Medium 50 - 200 CaCO3 mg/L
C Water Hardness High > 200 CaCO3 mg/L
C Water Hardness Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Trophic Level Oligotrophic Low level of nutrients
C Trophic Level Mesotrophic Intermediate level of nutrients
C Trophic Level Eutrophic High level of nutrients
C Trophic Level Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Mixing State Stratified
C Mixing State Partially mixed
C Mixing State Well mixed
C Mixing State Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Permanence of Water Permanent
C Permanence of Water Near permanent
C Permanence of Water Intermittent
C Permanence of Water Ephemeral
C Permanence of Water Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Timing Predictability Regular (annual)
C Timing Predictability Regular (non-annual)
C Timing Predictability Irregular
C Timing Predictability Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Maximum Residence Time Short Hour to days
C Maximum Residence Time Intermediate Weeks to months
C Maximum Residence Time Long Months to years
C Maximum Residence Time Very long > 10 years
C Maximum Residence Time Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Surrounding Vegetation Grass, herb or sedge
C Surrounding Vegetation Shrubs
C Surrounding Vegetation Trees
C Surrounding Vegetation Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Shading Very low 0 - 10 %
C Shading Low 10 - 30 %
C Shading Moderate 30 - 50 %
C Shading High 50 - 70 %
C Shading Very high 70 - 100 %
C Shading Unknown Unknown
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C Aquifer Confinement Unconfined Unconfined aquifers, or water-table aquifers, receive recharge from the land surface directly above.
C Aquifer Confinement Confined and semi-confined Confined aquifers are overlain by a low permeability stratum (aquiclude) with contained water under pressure. Semi-confined aquifers are partly overlain by low permeability layers (aquitards).
C Aquifer Confinement Unknown Unknown
Attribute name Category Description Code
C Waterhole and Groundwater Spatial Connectivity Regime Connected (gaining) The dominant connectivity regime features a hydraulically connected system (i.e. the groundwater table is in physical contact with the Earth's surface) where the groundwater table level is above the water level of the waterhole. In these conditions, groundwater discharges to the waterhole more often than water from the waterhole recharges the groundwater system.
C Waterhole and Groundwater Spatial Connectivity Regime Connected (losing) The dominant connectivity regime features a hydraulically connected system (i.e. the groundwater table is in physical contact with the Earth's surface) where the groundwater table level is below the water level of the waterhole. In these conditions, water from the waterhole recharges the groundwater system more often than groundwater discharges to the waterhole.
C Waterhole and Groundwater Spatial Connectivity Regime Connected (variable gaining/losing) The dominant connectivity regime features a hydraulically connected system (i.e. the groundwater table is in physical contact with the Earth's surface) where the groundwater table level fluctuates between above and below the water level of the waterhole. In these conditions, there is intermittent variability between groundwater either discharging to the waterhole and water from the waterhole recharges groundwater.
C Waterhole and Groundwater Spatial Connectivity Regime Disconnected The dominant connectivity regime features a hydraulically disconnected system (i.e. the groundwater table is not in physical contact with the Earth's surface). In these conditions, waterhole is more often not connected to groundwater than receives groundwater discharge to the waterhole.
C Waterhole and Groundwater Spatial Connectivity Regime Unknown Unknown
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C Residence Time Variability -
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C Residence Time of Open Water Variability -
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C Residence Extent Variability -
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C Residence Extent of Open Water Variability -

Last updated: 18 September 2022

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Attribute categories, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wetland-background/qwcd/attribute-categories.html

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