Australian Water Information Dictionary

GDE potential

Describes ecosystems in terms of their 'potential to be interacting with groundwater'. The classes mapped in the GDE Atlas are:

  • High potential for groundwater interaction
  • Moderate potential for groundwater interaction
  • Low potential for groundwater interaction

The term 'potential' is used to reflect the uncertainty inherent in identifying ecosystems as groundwater-dependant using desktop methods. Finer scale studies or fieldwork are needed to confirm this analysis.

This definition applies to: