Groundwater quality, 1964–2014

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Groundwater quality indicators include E.coli, nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, and dissolved reactive phosphorus. Also included is data on pesticides, iron, manganese, electrical conductivity, and total dissolved solids. Information on sampling protocol, equipment, and method is provided.

Nitrogen occurs naturally in groundwater, but usually at very low concentrations. Agricultural and urban land use can add more nitrate-nitrogen to groundwater. If used for drinking water, high levels of nitrogen in groundwater can affect human health and the quality of surrounding rivers and lakes. Ammoniacal nitrogen is undesirable if groundwater is used for drinking, and elevated levels of nitrate and ammoniacal nitrogen can be toxic to fish and other animals. Surplus phosphorus drains (leaches) into groundwater as dissolved reactive phosphorus. It can also be present naturally from interactions between groundwater and rocks. Too much phosphorus can lead to excessive plant and algae growth where groundwater flows into surface water. E.coli in fresh water can indicate the presence of pathogens (disease-causing organisms) from animal or human faeces. The pathogens can cause illness for anyone who ingests them.

The file contains the raw data for all groundwater quality indicators. This dataset was used to calculate the percent exceedances of the drinking water standards for E.coli and nitrate-nitrogen over the period 2012–14.

Table ID 53602
Data type Table
Row count 111035
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Nitrate, ammonia and dissolved reactive phosphorus concentrations, NGMP sites, 2004–13

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"At high concentrations, nitrate–nitrogen may have health impacts where it is for untreated drinking water, and it is also plant nutrient which can contribute to excessive plant and algae growth, potentially damaging the ecological health of rivers and lakes.
Ammoniacal nitrogen can be toxic to fish, animals and people at moderate concentrations.
Nitrate can be an indicator of general groundwater degradation as often it is accompanied by other pollutants from human activities, such as faecal pathogens and pesticides.

Dissolved reactive phosphorus is a plant nutrient which can contribute to excessive plant and algae growth, damaging the ecological health of rivers and lakes if it enters surface water.
Surplus phosphorus can originate on land from fertilizer or animal manure, where it can be drained or leached into groundwater as dissolved reactive phosphorus. It can also occur naturally in aquifers as a result of water–rock interaction.

This dataset relates to the "Groundwater quality: phosphorus" and "Groundwater quality: nitrogen" measures on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

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Feature count 101
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Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends December 2004-2013

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Raw data, and state and trend calculations for key groundwater quality indicators, including nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal-nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, total dissolved solids content, and electrical conductivity.

Statistics reported on include:
- median and median absolute deviation
- percentiles
- trend magnitudes
- statistical test p-values (from the Mann-Kendall trend test, Kruskal-Wallis test for seasonality, and sign-tests and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests for distribution differences).

The following report and spreadsheets relate to the "Ground water quality" measures on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website:
- Moreau M, Daughney C, 2015. Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends December 2004-2013, GNS Science Consultancy Report 2015/16. 38 p.
- Spreadsheet2_NGMP_results
- Spreadsheet1_NGMP_metadata
- raw_data_for trends_NGMP.

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Trends in groundwater quality, 2005–2014

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Groundwater quality indicators include E.coli, nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, and dissolved reactive phosphorus. Also included is data on pesticides, iron, manganese, electrical conductivity, and total dissolved solids. Information on sampling protocol, equipment, and method is provided.

Nitrogen occurs naturally in groundwater, but usually at very low concentrations. Agricultural and urban land use can add more nitrate-nitrogen to groundwater. If used for drinking water, high levels of nitrogen in groundwater can affect human health and the quality of surrounding rivers and lakes. Ammoniacal nitrogen is undesirable if groundwater is used for drinking, and elevated levels of nitrate and ammoniacal nitrogen can be toxic to fish and other animals. Surplus phosphorus drains (leaches) into groundwater as dissolved reactive phosphorus. It can also be present naturally from interactions between groundwater and rocks. Too much phosphorus can lead to excessive plant and algae growth where groundwater flows into surface water. E.coli in fresh water can indicate the presence of pathogens (disease-causing organisms) from animal or human faeces. The pathogens can cause illness for anyone who ingests them.

This dataset relates to trends in four groundwater quality indicators: nitrate nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, and E.coli. throughout New Zealand over the 10-year period 2005–2014.

Table ID 53604
Data type Table
Row count 1683
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raw_data_for trends_NGMP

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Raw data, and state and trend calculations for key groundwater quality indicators, including nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal-nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, total dissolved solids content, and electrical conductivity.

Statistics reported on include:
- median and median absolute deviation
- percentiles
- trend magnitudes
- statistical test p-values (from the Mann-Kendall trend test, Kruskal-Wallis test for seasonality, and sign-tests and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests for distribution differences).

The following report and spreadsheets relate to the "Ground water quality" measures on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website:
- Moreau M, Daughney C, 2015. Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends December 2004-2013, GNS Science Consultancy Report 2015/16. 38 p.
- Spreadsheet2_NGMP_results
- Spreadsheet1_NGMP_metadata
- raw_data_for trends_NGMP.

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File nameraw_data_for-trends_ngmp.csv
TypeCSV
Size2.37 MB

Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends_results

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Raw data, and state and trend calculations for key groundwater quality indicators, including nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal-nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, total dissolved solids content, and electrical conductivity.

Statistics reported on include:
- median and median absolute deviation
- percentiles
- trend magnitudes
- statistical test p-values (from the Mann-Kendall trend test, Kruskal-Wallis test for seasonality, and sign-tests and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests for distribution differences).

The following report and spreadsheets relate to the "Ground water quality" measures on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website:
- Moreau M, Daughney C, 2015. Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends December 2004-2013, GNS Science Consultancy Report 2015/16. 38 p.
- Spreadsheet2_NGMP_results
- Spreadsheet1_NGMP_metadata
- raw_data_for trends_NGMP.

Document ID11710
File nameupdate-of-national-groundwater-quality-indicators-state-and-trends_results.xlsx
TypeXLSX
Size3.81 MB

Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends_metadata

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Raw data, and state and trend calculations for key groundwater quality indicators, including nitrate-nitrogen, ammoniacal-nitrogen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, total dissolved solids content, and electrical conductivity.

Statistics reported on include:
- median and median absolute deviation
- percentiles
- trend magnitudes
- statistical test p-values (from the Mann-Kendall trend test, Kruskal-Wallis test for seasonality, and sign-tests and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests for distribution differences).

The following report and spreadsheets relate to the "Ground water quality" measures on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website:
- Moreau M, Daughney C, 2015. Update of National Groundwater Quality Indicators: State and Trends December 2004-2013, GNS Science Consultancy Report 2015/16. 38 p.
- Spreadsheet2_NGMP_results
- Spreadsheet1_NGMP_metadata
- raw_data_for trends_NGMP.

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File nameupdate-of-national-groundwater-quality-indicators-state-and-trends_metadata.xlsx
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Groundwater pesticides survey, 2014

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Pesticides, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and plant growth regulators, are commonly used in New Zealand to control insects, diseases and weeds in primary industries such as agricultural farming, forestry and horticulture. Once applied to land or crops, pesticides can make their way through soil and enter groundwater systems.

File contains whether a pesticide was detected at monitored wells, and if so, what the concentration is. File also includes surrounding land use, well use, well diameter, well depth, and screen depth, where available.

Table ID 53605
Data type Table
Row count 153
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