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


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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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