Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Soil Condition (Salinity) Report Card Scores - Summary (4 March 2009)

This dataset contains a summary of the derived salinity condition scores generated for the Soil Condition theme of the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (MER) program. It also gives details of trends, data sources and confidence.

The scores were generated from 'known saline site' mapping and API activities carried out by DLWC and DIPNR regions between 2000 and 2005. Scores are based on location, size and intensity of salinised areas and their impacts on in-stream salt load and electrical conductivity. The overall salinity condition score ranges from 5 (minimal salinity impact on land and water) through to 1 (severe salinity impact on land and water).

Expert opinion from staff working in the salinity field was used to assess salinity condition trends for each SMU being considered.

Data and resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Metadata template type Text Table
Asset Type Dataset
Metadata Date 04/03/2009
Date of Asset Creation 04/03/2009
Purpose This data was generated for input into the reporting process for the Soil Condition theme of the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (MER) program. The dataset does not represent all the information available on salinity extent or impact. The scale being used is very broad and at best gives a catchment scale picture at a point in time. SMUs do not cover entire CMA areas. Salinity data has only been considered for the SMU as defined by the Soil Condition theme. There are salt affected areas outside the current SMUs. Users of this dataset should be aware that the salinity outbreak datasets used for this evaluation are of differing ages and of varying quality.
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Date of Next Update
OEH Service Landscapes and Aquatic Ecosystems
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Landing Page
Equivalent Scale 50000
Geospatial Topic Farming,Environment,Planning and Cadastre
Language English
Geospatial Coverage
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tiles by MapBox
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2008 - 30/06/2009
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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) 2009"