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Testing the Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health in NSW Wetlands.

The aim of the project was to trial application of the Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health in NSW wetlands. This dataset includes mapping of wetlands in the Murrumbidgee, Murray and Hunter Surface Water Management Areas (SWMAs) completed for the trial. A wetland coverage was compiled using existing wetland and vegetation layers and by mapping additional wetlands from Landsat satellite imagery using a 'water mask’ technique. A Wetland typology identifying seven wetland types was developed using climatic variables, soil types, elevation,wetland area, ratio of area to wetland perimeter, and the furthest distance between the wetland and any point in its catchment by applying a multivariate classification technique. Users should refer to the included report to understand the purpose of the dataset, limitations, and suitability for use in further applications: Turak, E., Melrose, R, Islam, T, Imgraben, S and Blakey, R (2011) Testing the Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health in New South Wales wetlands. Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet.ISBN 978 1 74293 356 6. OEH 2011/0779. September 2011

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Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 20/02/2017
Date Created 06/10/2011
Edition 1.0
Purpose Regional scale understanding of wetland location and type within the relevant SWMAs
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords WATER-Wetlands
Field of Research Wetland mapping and classification in NSW
Spatial

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Inland Waters
Language English
NSW Place Name Murrumbidgee SWMA, Murray SWMA, Hunter SWMA
Temporal Coverage From 20/02/1998 - 20/02/2008
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Landing page https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/testing-the-framework-for-the-assessment-of-river-and-wetland-health-in-nsw-wetlands
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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"