Goulburn Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2011 (First 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 package is the Goulburn Study Area. It comprises four volumes - Volume 1: project background, regional setting, methodologies, interpretations, conclusions, glossary and references; Volume 2: HGL templates, and information associated with the use of the HGL templates; Volume 3: maps and digital spatial data developed for the project, including derivative maps to assist in land management decision making; and Volume 4: background information relevant to land management for rural and urban salinity in the Goulburn 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.

Spatial resolution for this product is 1:100 000.

Data and resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Alternative Title Goulburn Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL)
Metadata Date 30/06/2010
Date of Asset Creation 30/06/2010
Date of Asset Publication 30/06/2011
Purpose This data package was generated for the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority (HNCMA). Funding for this project was from the NSW Salinity Strategy Enhancement Program.
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Date of Next Update
OEH Service Landscapes and Aquatic Ecosystems
Keywords GEOSCIENCES-Geology,GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology,HAZARDS,LAND-Use,SOIL,WATER-Salinity,GEOSCIENCES-Hydrogeology,BOUNDARIES-Biophysical
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Landing Page http://data.environment.nsw.gov.au/dataset/a1321928-0786-41ce-8c31-529a08e8c406
Equivalent Scale 50000
Geospatial Topic Farming,Environment,Geoscientific information,Boundaries
Language English
NSW Place Name Goulburn
Geospatial Coverage
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tiles by MapBox
Temporal Coverage From 01/07/2008 - 31/12/2010
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) 2011"