Acid Sulfate Soils Risk in the Lower Hunter 2008

This project has mapped the occurrence of Acid Sulfate Soils (ASS) in the lower Hunter River floodplain using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data. The map provides information that will assist land management and rehabilitation. In their natural state, these soils are submerged but when exposed or drained, they become oxidised and sulfuric acid is produced. This reduces soil fertility, kills vegetation and reduces fish populations. The identification of the location and extent of potential acid sulfate soils (PASS) is the essential first step in managing this problem.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 04/08/2011
Date Created 04/08/2011
Date Revised 04/08/2011
Date Published 08/08/2014
Edition 1
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords SOIL,SOIL-Chemistry

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 04/08/2011
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2014"