Prescribed Surface Water Areas

Dataset Number858
Dataset TitlePrescribed Surface Water Areas
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionIn response to water usage issues, certain areas within the state may be prescribed in order to control future water extraction processes. The prescription may be either area based or watercourse based (or in some area both eg Barossa). This layer contains the line work of the surface water areas which have been prescribed through legislation. This layer is maintained as the master line work of the prescribed areas within the state.
UsageThis layer will mainly be used for administration purposes for water licensing.

Data Quality

LineageThis coverage was maintained in an ad-hoc fashion by a variety of agencies through the early 1990's. This layer was redefined in 1997 in order to be the master copy in the state. Most of the line work for this layer was originally based upon the Hundreds boundaries (taken from the DCDB) and so retains the some of the characteristics from this layer. It is expected that the new areas around the state will be prescribed in the next few years, and this layer will act as a base on which to build.
CompletenessIncomplete. Boundary locations are currently being varified for positional accuracy against gazetted proclamations.
Positional AccuracyBoundary locations have been checked for positional accuracy against proclamations in the SA Government Gazette. Minor errors have been corrected, but there are numerous examples of where the boundary could not be confidently verified against the current DCDB. Information regarding these errors is available upon request.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameRiver Murray
Min Easting or Longitude138.5
Min Northing or Latitude-36.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-33.75

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired03-JAN-2000
Last Updated13-MAY-2010
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodDigitize or extract from other data layers the appropriate boundary changes required.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaNAME NumberName of Prescribed Surface Water Area
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaPRESTYPE textType of Prescription ie Surface Water
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaLONGNAME textFull name of PSWA
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaGRO_PLAN textGRO Plan Number
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaGG_Date textDate of notice in Government Gazette
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaGG_Page textPage number of notice in Government Gazette
Admin.PrescribedSurfaceWaterAreaWilmaID NumberPWA identification number from DFWs Licensing Database

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047

SA 5001