Estuary Catchment Streamflow and Surface Runoff: 1975-2007

Catchment rainfall, runoff and evaporation were required to support the development of a new response-based estuary classification system based on dilution (from catchment runoff) and flushing characteristics. The classification system was used to stratify estuaries in NSW for the development of reference conditions and the design of a sampling program of chlorophyll a, turbidity and associated water quality parameters to assess estuary health. ; ; Catchment rainfall, runoff and evaporation were also required to support estimation of the loads of Total Suspended Solids, Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus exported from estuary catchments.; ; Monthly time series of estimated stream flow, surface flow and base flow were modelled for 197 coastal NSW catchments. Stream flow was estimated using the 2CSalt model.

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Data Type Text Table
Metadata Date 09/03/2009
Date Created 09/03/2009
Date Published 30/08/2010
Edition 1
Purpose This estuary dataset was developed under a new 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.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known
Keywords MARINE,MARINE-Estuaries,WATER-Hydrology,WATER-Surface

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 100000
Geospatial Topic Oceans
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1975 - 31/12/2007
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 2010"