Dataset: Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem (ANAE) classification for the Murray Darling Basin - Interim Western NSW Floodplains (2017)


Floodplain_ANAE is the maximum extent floodplain included in the MDBA Wetlands GIS of the Murray-Darling Basin Series 2.0 based on the work of Kingsford et al (2004). An interim application of the Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem (ANAE) classification framework has been applied to all floodplain polygons. The associated data table contains the ANAE floodplain attributes and resulting typology.CC - Attribution (CC BY)
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Victoria Victoria maintains an inventory of wetlands (WETLAND_CURRENT) which is designed for use in Victorian wetland projects and is subject to ongoing validation and updates. WETLAND_CURRENT can be obtained from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (see for further details). For lacustrine and palustrine aquatic ecosystems, the MDB_ANAE geodatabase is more suited to wetland projects involving other jurisdictions. While much of the data for lacustrine and palustrine wetlands was sourced from WETLAND_CURRENT, there may be some inconsistencies between MDB_ANAE geodatabase and WETLAND_CURRENT. The two datasets can be linked through the AltSrcID (MDB_ANAE geodatabase) and Wetland_No (WETLAND_CURRENT data set) fields.SA Due to the Basin-wide nature of this dataset, accuracy of final classes has not been ground truthed comprehensively, which could impact results of any analysis using this data. Therefore it is imperative that this dataset is assessed as to fitness for use in any application and decisions made about further levels of validation required. Significant care should be taken if information derived from this dataset is to guide decision making, form binding agreements regarding target setting, compliance of any form, or monitoring of achievements, this includes for the purpose of summarising areas of wetland types. Refer also to Miles, M. and Eckert, G., 2014, Murray-Darling Basin ANAE dataset – Manual edits to South Australian component.

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