Primary watercourse entrances along the Victorian coastline.

This layer identifies the entrances to major watercourses along the Victorian coastline. The layer is a points coverage with the point location representing approximately the centre of the watercourse entrance. Sites were identified from 1:25,000 topographic maps and consultation with coastal rangers. The layer is intended to provide oil spill response personnel with a guide to assist in determining response techniques to prevent oil slicks entering these river inlets in the event of an oil spill. Locations are classified as continously open or intermittently open.

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Primary watercourse entrances along the Victorian coastline.

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Date Published 2015-11-17
Date Updated 2019-04-19
Agency Department of Transport
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
[Open Data]
Citation Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Transport 2019
Attribution Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Transport 2019
Data Temporal Coverage: 1999-06-01 to 1999-10-30
Geospatial Coverage 141,-39,150,-34
Geospatial Scale 1:25,000 digital coastline and hydrological layers for Victoria were used as a base layer
Geospatial Accuracy Attribution of all features has been validated by Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Victoria Locations of the watercourse entrances were identified utilising the 1:25,000 coastline and hydrology layers as base layers, but the horizontal and vertical accuracy of the site locations have not been verified in the field. The point symbol represents the approximate centre of the entrance and sources of variations in precision will primarily relate to seasonal and yearly movements of the entrances due to changing river flows and this will particularly affect entrances identified as being intermittently open.
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