River Environment Classification User Guide (2010)

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Sea-draining catchments

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24 Jul 2019

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This dataset provides boundaries for catchments that drain to the sea (i.e. sea draining catchments).

It is extracted from the Freshwater Ecosystems of New Zealand (FENZ) v1.0 geodatabase. Ministry for the Environment hosts this copy of this layer for convenience and visibility. For all inquiries please contact Department of Conservation directly.

FENZ requires specialist GIS knowledge for its technical operation and biodiversity knowledge for understanding the content. Because of FENZ’s complexity, DOC is providing advice, briefings and training (where possible) to ensure users understand its strengths, limitations and appropriate applications.

If you would like more information about FENZ or access to any FENZ data sets, email fenz@doc.govt.nz.

www.doc.govt.nz/our-work/freshwater-ecosystems-of-...

Variables:

Catch_id - This is a unique identifier that can be used to link to other datasets in the FENZ database, or datasets from other sources that also use a FENZ id.

Catchment names:

Currently a definitive catchment names dataset does not exist. However for your convenience, an unofficial list has been provided in the attachments ("fenz_catnames.csv") which can be joined to the catchment boundaries to provide names. Feedback on the accuracy or completeness of these names is welcomed.

Layer ID 99776
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 10131
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

River Water Quality for Swimming Categories [Raw Model Output]

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27 Jun 2018

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Summary

Water quality for swimming categories for rivers 4th order and above. 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...

Versions

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:

NZREACH: NZREACH from the River Environment Classification Version 1

ORDER: Strahler stream order

Category: Water quality for swimming category see www.mfe.govt.nz/fresh-water/national-targets-swimm...

PrGT540: percentage of samples that exceeded 540 E.coli per 100mL

PrGT260: percentage of samples that exceeded 260 E.coli per 100mL

Median: median E.coli per 100mL

Q95: 95th percentile E.coli per 100mL

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

Layer ID 95562
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 570577
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Predicted lake water quality, 2009-13

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24 Jun 2018

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This dataset is a result of Random Forest modelling to predict cyanobacterial biovolume in lakes nationally, which included spatial modelling of chlorophyll a, TN, TP, Secchi depth, Trophic Level Index, and Cyanobacterial biovolume.


More information about the methods used to create this dataset can be found here: www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/strategic...


LID - FENZ Lake ID

Name - Name of lake (where available)

RegionalCo - Regional council name

CHLA - Chlorophyll a (mg/L)

TN - Total nitrogen (mg/m3)

TP - Total phosphorus (mg/m3)

SECCHI - Secchi disc depth (m)

TLI3 - Trophic Level Index (unitless)

CyanoBioVo - Cyanobacterial biovolume (mm3/L)


Layer ID 95541
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Feature count 3819
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Erosion modelling to support proposed sediment attribute impact testing 2019

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05 Sep 2019

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This dataset reports erosion modelling results regarding annual mean sediment load reductions required to meet proposed suspended sediment attribute bottom lines. For more detail on the modelling process and methods, see Neverman et al. (2019). Impact testing of a proposed suspended sediment attribute: identifying erosion and sediment control mitigations to meet proposed sediment attribute bottom lines and the costs and benefits of those mitigations. Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research Client Report. Prepared for the Ministry for the Environment.

Results of modelled mitigations are reported at catchment scale and at the REC2 river reach scale. The modelled on-farm mitigations (per economic optimisation as reported in Neverman et al. (2019) are also mapped.

Layer ID 103850
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 585
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Water quality for swimming: Scenario 1

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10 Oct 2018

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This dataset relates to the March 2018 report National E. coli modelling - Supplementary material to support setting draft regional targets for swimmable rivers.

Scenario 1 represents the level of stock exclusion and riparian planting for the nominal year 2030
when the CWP rules have been implemented assuming that the effects of the measures have been realised and water quality has attained a new attribute state. Scenario 1 also includes the impact of regional committed work (that is, work already committed to by councils in their policy plans, or planned infrastructure investment) in regions that have committed to mitigation beyond the CWP.

The geometries are based off REC1, and the field 'Swimability_band' defines the modelled E. coli attribute state NPS-FM human health for recreation value. The rest of the fields come from the River Environment Classification.

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Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 73336
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Water quality for swimming: Scenario 0

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10 Oct 2018

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This dataset relates to the March 2018 report National E. coli modelling - Supplementary material to support setting draft regional targets for swimmable rivers.

It represents Scenario 0, baseline (i.e. 2017) including the current level of on-farm fencing and land use - further details available in the above report.

The geometries are based off REC1, and the field 'Swimability_band' defines the modelled E. coli attribute state NPS-FM human health for recreation value. The rest of the fields come from the River Environment Classification.

Layer ID 98358
Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 73336
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

National water allocation statistics 2018: RemovedTakeFrame

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03 Jun 2019

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RemovedTakeFrame dataset to accompany National water allocation statistics for environmental reporting; 2018 report.

www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/national-...

This report updates previously published statistics on water consented to be taken from surface and groundwater sources for consumptive uses (such as irrigation or drinking water). The report focusses on the potential pressure on surface water flows from consumptive water takes. Stream flow pressure is characterised by accumulating water consented to be taken as percentage of median flow in all river reaches affected by consented takes in New Zealand.

“RemovedTakeFrame” has a similar format to “TakeFrame”, but “RemovedTakeFrame” contains data for consents whose rates of take were either all missing or all zeros

This dataset was used for the "Consented freshwater takes" indicator, as part of the environmental reporting series: Our freshwater 2020. This indicator can be found at www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/consented-freshwater-...

  • This indicator helps us to understand where water is consented to be taken from, how much is allocated to be taken, and what it is used for. We report on the maximum volume that can be taken annually, and the maximum rate of take by primary use, primary source, and region for consents that involve consumptive water takes.
  • Our analysis and results have not included consents for hydroelectricity generation or non-consumptive water use. We also present the modelled potential impact of consented consumptive freshwater takes (excluding hydropower consents) on natural river flow across New Zealand.
  • 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.

The “Consented freshwater takes” indicator uses two datasets

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Data type Table
Row count 2966
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

National water allocation statistics 2018: AccumulatedFrame

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03 Jun 2019

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  • AccumulatedFrame dataset to accompany National water allocation statistics for environmental reporting; 2018 report.

www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/national-...

This report updates previously published statistics on water consented to be taken from surface and groundwater sources for consumptive uses (such as irrigation or drinking water). The report focusses on the potential pressure on surface water flows from consumptive water takes. Stream flow pressure is characterised by accumulating water consented to be taken as percentage of median flow in all river reaches affected by consented takes in New Zealand.

Data relating to non-hydroelectric consents. It contains upstream accumulated maximum consented rates by use, source and in total. Please note that the upstream accumulated total for each nzsegment can appear in multiple rows; once for each FactorName.

This dataset was used for the "Consented freshwater takes" indicator, as part of the environmental reporting series: Our freshwater 2020. This indicator can be found at www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/consented-freshwater-...

  • This indicator helps us to understand where water is consented to be taken from, how much is allocated to be taken, and what it is used for. We report on the maximum volume that can be taken annually, and the maximum rate of take by primary use, primary source, and region for consents that involve consumptive water takes.
  • Our analysis and results have not included consents for hydroelectricity generation or non-consumptive water use. We also present the modelled potential impact of consented consumptive freshwater takes (excluding hydropower consents) on natural river flow across New Zealand.
  • 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.

The “Consented freshwater takes” indicator uses two datasets

Table ID 102976
Data type Table
Row count 698236
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Hydrological modelling to support proposed sediment attribute impact testing 2020

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03 Jun 2020

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This dataset reports modelled mean annual suspended sediment load reduction required to meet suspended sediment attribute bottom lines in the NPS-FM 2020. Results are reported for the REC 2 river reach scale as well as at the “catchment pourpoint average” scale. The dataset includes masks for the DoC estate as well as glacial mountain source of flow.

During policy development, the Ministry for the Environment tested suspended sediment load reductions required to meet various potential attribute bottom lines. The information from February 2020 reflects the bottom lines in the NPS-FM 2020. For further information on this specific dataset, see “Hicks and Shankar 2020. Contract 23184 Task: Sediment load reductions to meet visual clarity bottom lines”. This report is available on the Ministry for the Environment’s publications website where it is listed as Technical Report 6.

For further information on the modelling, see Hicks et al. (2019) Sediment load reductions to meet suspended and deposited sediment thresholds. NIWA Client Report No. 2019100CH. Prepared for the Ministry for the Environment. This report is available here: www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/sediment-....

Note that the river segment and pour point catchment results provided in the 2019 dataset form the basis for the erosion and economic modelling assessment of proposed sediment attributes as reported in Neverman et al. (2019). Impact testing of a proposed suspended sediment attribute: identifying erosion and sediment control mitigations to meet proposed sediment attribute bottom lines and the costs and benefits of those mitigations. Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research Client Report. Prepared for the Ministry for the Environment.

Layer ID 103687
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Feature count 633
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