Average estimated national groundwater volume per year, 1994-2014

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Groundwater is the water stored beneath Earth’s surface in aquifers (layers of water-bearing rock or sand). It is used for human and stock drinking water, irrigation, and industry, and also has a role in sustaining some rivers, lakes, and wetlands, especially during low-flow periods. The health of surface-water ecosystems also depends on groundwater.

Estimated national groundwater volumes by year and aquifer type (confined, or unconfined)
aquifer_ty = aquifer type
cubicm = estimated groundwater volume in cubic metres (m3)

This dataset relates to the "Groundwater physical stocks" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Table ID 52528
Data type Table
Row count 42
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Average estimated groundwater volume, by region, 2010-2014

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Groundwater is the water stored beneath Earth’s surface in aquifers (layers of water-bearing rock or sand). It is used for human and stock drinking water, irrigation, and industry, and also has a role in sustaining some rivers, lakes, and wetlands, especially during low-flow periods. The health of surface-water ecosystems also depends on groundwater.

Estimated average groundwater volumes by 16 regional councils
* region = Regional Council
* bil_cubicm = Average estimated groundwater volume in billion cubic metres

For more information please see:
Moreau M, & Bekele, M (2015). Groundwater Component of the Water Physical Stock Account (WPSA) GNS Science Consultancy Report 2014/290. 35p. Available at data.mfe.govt.nz/x/Tebsax from the Ministry for the Environment dataservice.

This dataset relates to the "Groundwater physical stocks" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Table ID 52529
Data type Table
Row count 16
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Wetland extent, 2001-16

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Wetlands support high levels of biodiversity. They provide habitat for native invertebrates, plants, fish, and bird species (eg fernbird, kōkopu, and eels), many of which live only in wetlands. Wetlands act as ‘kidneys’ and giant sponges – they clean the water of excess nutrients and sediment, control flood water and pollutants, and act as carbon sinks (removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). Wetlands have strong cultural and spiritual importance for Māori. They are a food source (eg eel, whitebait) and provide material for weaving (eg raupō, harakeke (flax)). Draining wetlands for agricultural and urban development over the past 150 years has led to significant wetland loss and deterioration.

Summary report available at www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/analysis-...

More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

Layer ID 95347
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 14632
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Nitrate–nitrogen trends, 1989–2013

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Small amounts of nitrogen are a natural component of healthy rivers. Nitrogen is transferred from land to water and is cycled through different forms, which can have different effects. Moderate concentrations of nitrate can cause weeds and algae to grow too fast. High concentrations of ammoniacal and nitrate nitrogen can be toxic to fish and other aquatic animals.
This dataset relates to the "River water quality trends: nitrogen" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Layer ID 53319
Data type Vector point
Feature count 77
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Lake Water Quality for Swimming Categories [Raw Model Output]

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Water quality for swimming categories for lakes with perimeters over 1.5 km. This dataset was used to compose the current state for water quality for swimming.

Note this data is under review and will be updated in due course. This information is based on modelled and measured data using the approach outlined at
www.mfe.govt.nz/fresh-water/freshwater-management-...

The modelling methods used are outlined in Snelder et al. (2016) Strategic assessment of New Zealand’s freshwaters for recreational use: a human health perspective. LWP Client Report 2016-011 www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/strategic...

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This dataset is the geometric version of this: data.mfe.govt.nz/table/53620-river-water-quality-f...

This dataset has now been superseded due to consultation with local authorities, and this is the latest version: data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/95555-river-water-quality-f...

Column headings:

LID: FENZ Lake ID

Name: Name of lake (where available

RC: Regional council name

CHLA: Chlorophyll a (mg/L)

SECCHI: Secchi disc depth (m)

TLI3: Trophic Level Index (unitless)

TN: Total nitrogen (mg/m3)

TP: Total phosphorus (mg/m3)

CyanBVl: Cyanobacterial biovolume (mm3/L)

Cy_cat: Water quality for swimming category see www.mfe.govt.nz/fresh-water/what-government-doing/...

Note: blank cells are reaches where a prediction was not possible because of missing predictor variables.

Layer ID 95561
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 3801
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

WQ PredictionsDF REC2 29November 2018

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Document ID21921
File namewq-predictionsdf-rec2-29november-2018.csv
TypeCSV
Size195 MB

RiverQ ecoli modelled mcdowell meet clean

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Document ID21922
File nameriverq-ecoli-modelled-mcdowell-meet-clean.csv
TypeCSV
Size57.4 MB

Nitrate leaching from livestock 2017 data quality

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Nitrate leaching from livestock time series 1990–2017

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We report on trends in nitrate-nitrogen from livestock that has leached from soil per year across New Zealand since 1990.

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth. It occurs naturally, but in agricultural systems more nitrogen is commonly added to soils as fertiliser or as urine or dung from livestock. Not all the additional nitrogen can be used by plants and microorganisms, so some nitrate-nitrogen may leach (drain) from the soil. Livestock urine is the dominant source of nitrate-nitrogen leached from soil. Leached nitrate-nitrogen can enter groundwater and waterways, potentially causing ecological harm. The amount of nitrate-nitrogen leaching from the soil varies around the country as a result of different land uses, climates, and soils.

More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

Summary report available at www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/spatial-n...

Table ID 99876
Data type Table
Row count 2016
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Lake water quality trends 2008–2017 1998–2017 and 1990–2017

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This dataset contains ten lake water quality variables based on measurements made at monitored lake sites: chlorophyll-a, nitrate-nitrogen, total nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, total phosphorus, Escherichia coli, water clarity, and lake trophic level index (TLI3 and TLI4). This dataset includes: - Median values for the period 2013 to 2017 - For selected indicators, how these values compare to the National Objectives Framework (NOF) (MfE, 2017) bands related to ecosystem health When nitrogen and phosphorus accumulate above certain concentrations in lakes (referred to as ‘nutrient enrichment’), they can stimulate excessive growth of algae and cyanobacteria. Chlorophyll-a is a measure of the phytoplankton (algae) biomass. The lake trophic level index (TLI) indicates the health of a lake based on concentrations of three variables:
· total nitrogen
· total phosphorus
· chlorophyll-a.

Water clarity is a measure of underwater visibility. Lakes with poor clarity and TLI are poor habitats for some species of animals and plants, and they may not be suitable for recreation. Ammoniacal nitrogen can be toxic to aquatic life if concentrations are high enough.

More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

Summary report available at: www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/water-qua...

Table ID 99873
Data type Table
Row count 609
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