Estuary Catchment Total Suspended Solids Loads

Annual average loads of Total Suspended Solids have been estimated for all 184 NSW coastal catchments. Land use in each catchment was assigned to one of nine categories and event mean concentrations of TSS for each land use determined from literature review and field studies. Flow was estimated using a modified version of the 2CSalt catchment rainfall-runoff model. Using these two inputs, loads under current land use and hypothetical natural land use were derived.

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Data Type Non-geospatial
Metadata Date 30/06/2009
Date Created 30/06/2009
Date Published 20/08/2010
Edition Not known
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-Estuaries

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Equivalent Scale 0
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific Information
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 30/06/2009
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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