Hydrogeological Landscapes of the Capertee and Coxs River Valleys: August 2019 (Second Edition)

This dataset supersedes 'Capertee-Lithgow Valleys Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2010 (First Edition)'. It consolidates the original four volumes into one report. Hydrogeological landscape (HGL) boundaries and descriptions have been reviewed and modified as necessary.

A reformatted version of the main report was added to the data package in January 2020.

The focus of this dataset is the Capertee and Coxs River Valleys in NSW. It contains digital spatial data developed to assist in land management decision making. The dataset contains hazard ratings for land salinity, stream salt load and stream EC as well as overall salinity hazard for each HGL unit. The associated report and descriptions provide information on salinity management for each HGL unit.

The HGL concept provides a structure for understanding how differences in salinity are expressed across the landscape. A HGL spatially differentiates areas with similar salt stores and pathways for salt mobilisation. The process of delineating a HGL relies on the integration of a number of causative factors: geology, soils, slope, regolith thickness, and climate; an understanding of the different modes of salinity development; and the impacts of salinity within landscapes (land salinity, salt load and salt concentration in streams due to salt contributions from base flow and runoff ). Information sources such as soil landscape maps, site characterisation, salinity occurrence maps, hydrogeological data, surface water and groundwater data are incorporated into standardised unit descriptions.

Spatial resolution for this product is 1:100 000.

Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL) and associated salinity impacts and hazards are available as a custom layer in eSPADE, which includes links to individual HGL unit descriptions.

Data and Resources

  • DQS – Hydrogeological Landscapes of the Capertee and Coxs River Valleys:...

  • Summary of HGL attributes of Capertee and Coxs River Valley study areas.

  • Contains Capertee and Coxs River HGL attributed boundary geodatabase, PDF...

  • View this dataset and other soil-related datasets on eSPADE soil spatial viewer.

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Capertee and Coxs River Valleys Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL)
Edition Second
Purpose This is an update to the data package generated for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority (HNCMA). Funding for this project was from the NSW Salinity Strategy Enhancement Program.
Frequency of change Not planned
Metadata Date 2019-08-19
Date of Asset Creation 2010-06-30
Date of Asset Revision 2019-01-08
Date of Asset Publication 2019-08-22
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 100000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific information
NSW Place Name Capertee and Coxs River Catchments

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2008-01-07 - 2019-01-08
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2019"