shallowgroundwater: estimated zones with shallow groundwater in the Flemish region of Belgium



The data source shallowgroundwater is a geospatial dataset of multipolygons that represent the estimated areas, in the Flemish region of Belgium, where the mean lowest groundwater level (MLW; Knotters & Van Walsum, 1997; Van Heesen, 1970) is less than approximately 2 m below soil surface (hence, “shallow” groundwater). We expect groundwater dependent species and communities to be present within these areas. Outside these areas we assume they are groundwater independent. We combined several data sources in order to estimate these areas.


Date made available15-Dec-2021
PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek

Thematic List 2020

  • Water
  • Data & infrastructure

Free keywords

  • Shallow groundwater
  • groundwater

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