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Field Value

Title

Vulnerable Estuaries and ICOLLS

Alternative title(s)

Vulnerable Estuaries

Abstract

This dataset identifies estuaries that are vulnerable or susceptible to the impacts of land-based inputs of pollutants such as urban stormwater or agricultural runoff. A higher level of management intervention is needed to protect, maintain and/or restore the water quality and ecological condition of vulnerable estuaries from these inputs.

The vulnerability arises from inherent characteristics of the estuary that can determine where and how much the pollutants are transported and retained in the estuary. Inherent characteristics include catchment area, estuary surface area, estuary volume, estuary depth and the estuary entrance opening and closing regimes. All of these characteristics combine to influence the estuary hydrology such as tidal flushing, dilution capacity, and retention. For example, the vulnerability of estuaries that are classified as Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS) is predominantly dependent on their state of connection to the sea which determines the rate of flushing. Those with a small catchment to waterway area ratio will have limited connections to the sea as a result, and will be relatively more susceptible.

Resource locator

Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data quality statement for Sensitivity of Estuaries to Land Use Change

Function: download

Vulnerable Estuaries and ICOLLS

Name: Vulnerable Estuaries and ICOLLS

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

This dataset identifies estuaries that are vulnerable or susceptible to the impacts of land-based inputs of pollutants such as urban stormwater or agricultural runoff. A higher level of management intervention is needed to protect, maintain and/or restore the water quality and ecological condition of vulnerable estuaries from these inputs.

The vulnerability arises from inherent characteristics of the estuary that can determine where and how much the pollutants are transported and retained in the estuary. Inherent characteristics include catchment area, estuary surface area, estuary volume, estuary depth and the estuary entrance opening and closing regimes. All of these characteristics combine to influence the estuary hydrology such as tidal flushing, dilution capacity, and retention. For example, the vulnerability of estuaries that are classified as Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS) is predominantly dependent on their state of connection to the sea which determines the rate of flushing. Those with a small catchment to waterway area ratio will have limited connections to the sea as a result, and will be relatively more susceptible.

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

7e720b49-4e2b-47ff-92e3-1e5bae0a548d

Presentation form

mapDigital

Edition

1

Dataset language

eng

Metadata standard

Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Version

1.1

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/7e720b49-4e2b-47ff-92e3-1e5bae0a548d

Purpose

High Ecological Value dataset for Regional Planning

Status

completed

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Geometric Object Type

surface

Geometric Object Count

1

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Equivalent scale

1:None

Additional information source

The dataset was originally developed under the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Program initiated by the NSW Government in 2007 to assess and better manage the health of natural resources across the State. The MER Program is in response to the NSW Natural Resources MER Strategy which has the objective of providing appropriate information for decision-making by natural resource managers.

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Boundaries

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

MARINE-Estuaries

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

148

East bounding longitude

154

North bounding latitude

-37.5

South bounding latitude

-28

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

2008-01-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Date type

creation

Effective date

2014-10-07

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

notPlanned

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

A GIS spatial layer of vulnerable estuaries and ICOLLS was developed using the Estuaries Surface Area/Boundary component of the Estuaries spatial layer developed by the Office of Environment and Heritage as part of the NSW Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Strategy 2010-2015. The Estuary Surface Area (boundary) was defined on the basis of whether an area is discernible in the 1:25,000 topographic map series available from the Land and Property Management Authority.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Department of Planning, Industry and Environment ' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2014-10-07

Metadata language

eng