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NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by Hydrogeological Landscapes for the Eastern Murray Catchment: May 2015 (Second Edition) –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
Data Type Vector
Alternative Title Eastern Murray Hydrogeological Landscapes - First Edition
Metadata Date 30/06/2010
Date Created 30/06/2010
Date Published 31/10/2011
Edition First
Purpose This data package was generated for the Murray Catchment Management Authority (MCMA).
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 50000
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific Information
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/07/2008 - 01/06/2011
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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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 2011"