Predicted river water quality, 2009–13

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River water quality is valued for many reasons including ecological function and habitat, recreational value, its role in supporting people and industry, and its cultural significance. Nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are essential for plant growth, however too much in rivers can lead to excessive growth of river algae, which can degrade habitat.

High concentrations of nitrogen in the form of ammoniacal nitrogen and nitrate-nitrogen can be toxic to fish and other aquatic animals, and nitrate-nitrogen can be toxic to humans. Water clarity is a measure of underwater visibility, and affects habitat of aquatic life such as fish and birds, and can also impact on aesthetic values and recreational use of rivers and streams. Escherichia coli (E.coli) can indicate the presence of pathogens (disease-causing organisms) from animal or human faeces, which can cause illness.

File contains the model outputs for river water quality indicators as medians for each river segment in New Zealand’s digital river network.

Table ID 53601
Data type Table
Row count 593444
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Predicted streambed sedimentation, 1990–2011

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"Fine sediment is the collective term for inorganic particles deposited on the streambed less than 2mm in size. Urban development and agriculture and forestry around waterways can increase the amount of sediment entering river systems. Sedimentation can clog space between pebbles that are used by aquatic insects and fish, alter food sources, and remove sites used for egg laying. Excess sediment can affect the appeal of rivers and streams for recreation.
This dataset relates to the ""Streambed sedimentation"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Header Description
NZREACH Stream segment label
FINES Mean observed percentage cover of fine sediment (<2mm)
SD Standard deviation of observations
RANGE Range in observations
COUNT Number of observations
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Layer ID 52679
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 676925
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Prediction of wetlands before humans arrived

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11 Jan 2016

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"Wetlands support unique biodiversity and provide important services. They clean water of nutrients and sediment, help dampen floods, provide habitat, and act as carbon sinks. They are also valued for their spiritual and cultural significance and as important sources of food and materials, such as flax. Draining them for agricultural and urban development has reduced their extent. Understanding this reduction provides insight into the loss of biodiversity and natural function.
This dataset relates to the ""Wetland extent"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

Layer ID 52677
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 32422
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Primary use and source of consented freshwater takes, 2013–14

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25 Apr 2017

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Regional councils issue resource consents for the taking of fresh water for various purposes, including irrigation, drinking, hydroelectricity, and industry. Water can be taken from surface water or groundwater.

The file provides the primary source and primary use of the water take for each consented take.

Table ID 53613
Data type Table
Row count 16154
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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.

Document ID11708
File nameraw_data_for-trends_ngmp.csv
TypeCSV
Size2.37 MB

River flows

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17 Feb 2016

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"River flow refers to the quantity of water passing a point in the river over a certain amount of time. Different rivers have different flow patterns, such as sharp peak flows following rain with low flows in between, or high spring flows from snow melt. These flow characteristics affect how much water is available for irrigation, drinking water, hydro–electric power generation, and recreational activities such as fishing and boating. River flows are also very important for maintaining the health and form of a waterway.

This dataset relates to the "Geographic pattern of natural river flows" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

For more information, refer to the March 2015 report: 'Hydrological indices for national environmental reporting' www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Fresh%20....

Layer ID 53309
Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 576277
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River water quality binomial trend direction statistics xlsx

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07 Oct 2015

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Document ID11441
File nameriver-water-quality-binomial-trend-direction-statistics-xlsx.xlsx
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Size12.2 KB

River water quality modelled state 2013–2017

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31 May 2019

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1) The main (cleaned) dataset is structured by each row having a nzsegment and np_id combination. A large dataset (~ 1 GB) has resulted, due to the inclusion of the ANZG/NOF columns and the 10 different np_id values. There are ~ 6 million rows to this dataset, however a 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel will only display/download ~ 1 million rows. A DBMS, statistical or GIS application is needed to view the entire dataset.

2) A smaller raw dataset (see attachments) is provided which structures each row relating to a river segment and drops the ANZG/NOF columns.

3) The attached metadata/date quality report provides further information on the NOF, ANZG and the McDowell meet/does not meet attachment.

This dataset contains ten parameters of water quality based on measurements made at monitored river sites:

  • Nitrate-nitrogen
  • Ammoniacal nitrogen
  • Ammoniacal nitrogen (adjusted)
  • Total nitrogen
  • Total phosphorus
  • Dissolved reactive phosphorus
  • Water clarity
  • Turbidity
  • Escherichia coli
  • Macroinvertebrate community index These parameters are used to measure:
  • Modelled median values for all of New Zealand’s river length for the period 2013 to 2017
  • For selected indicators, how the modelled values compare to the National Objectives Framework (NOF) (MfE, 2017) bands related to ecosystem health and human health for recreation, and to expected concentrations in natural conditions, as shown by the default guideline values in the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for fresh and marine water quality (ANZG, 2018)

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-m...

Table ID 99871
Data type Table
Row count 5927520
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River water quality modelled state 2013–2017 data quality

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Document ID21957
File nameriver-water-quality-modelled-state-20132017-data-quality.pdf
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River water quality modelled state 2013–2017 McDowell meets/doesn't meet

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Document ID21923
File nameriver-water-quality-modelled-state-20132017-mcdowell-meetsdoesnt-meet.csv
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