Hydrogeological Landscapes for the Eastern Murray Catchment: October 2011 (First Edition)

NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by Hydrogeological Landscapes for the Eastern Murray Catchment: May 2015 (Second Edition) –

The Hydrogeological Landscape (HGL) concept provides a structure for the understanding of how salinity manifests itself in the landscape and how differences in salinity are expressed across the landscape. A HGL spatially defines areas of similar salt stores and pathways for salt mobilisation. The process of HGL determination relies on the integration of a number of factors: geology, soils, slope, regolith depth, and climate; an understanding of the differences in salinity development; and the impacts (land salinity/salt load/water electrical conductivity) in landscapes. Information sources such as soils maps, site characterisation, salinity site mapping, hydrogeological conditions and surface and groundwater data are combined to develop standard templates for each HGL. The focus of this dataset is the Eastern Murray study area upstream of Corowa. It comprises introductory information on HGLs; HGL templates; and maps and digital spatial data developed for the project, including derivative maps to assist in land management decision making in the Eastern Murray study area. This includes information on salinity management from the perspectives of land use design, scales and types of management, landscape function, management strategies, actions and outcomes, as well as land use to be avoided.

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Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Alternative Title Eastern Murray Hydrogeological Landscapes - First Edition
Edition First
Purpose This data package was generated for the Murray Catchment Management Authority (MCMA).
Frequency of change Not planned
Metadata Date 2010-06-30
Date of Asset Creation 2010-06-30
Date of Asset Publication 2011-10-31
Date of Next Update 2011-10-31
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 50000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific information

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2008-07-01 - 2011-06-01
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2011"