Prescribed Wells Areas

Dataset Number966
Dataset TitlePrescribed Wells Areas
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionDelineates the boundaries of prescribed wells (groundwater resource) areas within the South Australia. In 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 groundwater areas which have been prescribed through legislation. This layer is maintained as the master line work of the prescribed areas within the state.
UsageIntended for use in the field of water resource management.

Data Quality

LineagePredominantly based on cadastre.
Positional AccuracyAccuracy dependant on scale of capture.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired30-JUN-1998
Last Updated13-MAY-2010
Update FrequencyNot Planned
Maintenance MethodDigitize or extract from other data layers the appropriate boundary changes required.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasNAME textName of Prescribed Wells Area ie Far North
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasPRESTYPE textType of Prescription ie Wells
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasLONGNAME textFull name of PWA ie Far North Prescribed Wells Area
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasGRO_PLAN textGRO Plan Number
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasGG_Date textDate of notice in Government Gazette
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasGG_Page textPage number of notice in Government Gazette
Admin.PrescribedWellsAreasWilmaID Long IntegerPWA identification number from DFWs Licensing Database

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047

SA 5001