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Title

Bellinger River Health Program 2017-2020: DPIE Science Water quality and Macroinvertebrate data

Abstract

In response to the strong community interest in the Bellinger River turtle population, and a publicly perceived link between turtle mortality and poor water quality, a citizen science program was developed in 2017. This is now known as Bellingen Riverwatch, a high resolution, long-term community led water quality monitoring program, covering the Bellinger and Kalang rivers and their tributaries. Initial discussions with stakeholders identified a strong community interest and investment in river health. It was also identified that, in order to maximise the effectiveness of information collected by the community, a concurrent scientific monitoring program be developed to provide quality assurance and to utilise the community data when reporting. In support of Riverwatch the government-based Bellinger River Health Program (BRHP) was commenced in 2017 by the Estuaries and Catchments Team in the Water, Wetlands and Coasts Science Branch in the Environment, Energy and Science Division of DPIE. (formerly OEH). This dataset is the water quality and aquatic macroinvertebrate data collected for the BRHP by the DPIE Estuaries and Catchments Team. It includes the water quality data collected for the program between autumn 2017 and autumn 2020 and macroinvertebrate data collected from autumn 2018 to autumn 2020. While there were macroinvertebrate samples collected in 2017 quality control and assurance analysis unfortunately led to removal of these samples from the data set.

Resource locator

Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

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

Description:

Data quality statement for Bellinger River Health Program 2017-2020: DPIE Science Water quality and Macroinvertebrate data

Function: download

DPIE Science_BRHP_WQ and Bug Data_2018-2020

Name: DPIE Science_BRHP_WQ and Bug Data_2018-2020

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

Description:

Bellingen Riverwatch Health Project Data 2018-2020

Function: download

DPIE Science BRHP spatial data

Name: DPIE Science BRHP spatial data

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

Description:

Shapefile download package

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

98be08e2-1bf6-4415-8479-9258a9cf862b

Presentation form

Document digital

Edition

1

Dataset language

English

Metadata standard

Name

ISO 19115

Edition

2016

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/98be08e2-1bf6-4415-8479-9258a9cf862b

Purpose

The purpose of this data is to provide information of water quality and macroinvertebrate communities in the Bellinger River and its tributaries. It allows for an assessment of river health through scientifically collected and laboratory analysed water quality and macroinvertebrate samples which can be used for comparison to samples collected by citizen scientists in Bellingen Riverwatch.

Status

Completed

Spatial representation type

None

Spatial reference system

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

WATER-Quality

WATER-Rivers

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

152.3

East bounding longitude

153.2

North bounding latitude

-30.7

South bounding latitude

-30.2

NSW Place Name

Bellingen

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

2017-05-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

Unknown

Contact info

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Limitations on public access

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.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 and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2022-06-02T00:04:35.238444

Metadata language