Depth to hydrogeological basement map, 2019

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This data set provides an update of New Zealand’s depth to hydrogeological basement map. Depth to hydrogeological basement can be loosely defined as the ‘base of aquifers’; or more strictly as ‘the depth to where primary porosity and permeability of geological material is low enough such that flued volumes and flow rates can be considered negligible’. For more detail on the process and methods, see Westerhoff et al. (2019). New Zealand groundwater atlas: depth to hydrogeological basement. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 19 p. Consultancy Report 2019/140.

A national model was used to estimate depth to hydrogeological basement. Hydrogeological basement refers to geological material with primary porosity and permeability that is low enough such that fluid volumes and flow rates can be considered negligible.

Layer ID 104446
Data type Grid
Resolution 250.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W)

Nationally consistent Hydrogeological-unit Map, 2019

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This set of data sets provides a classification of geological units in terms of their importance for groundwater flow and storage. For more detail on the process and methods, see White et al. (2019). New Zealand groundwater atlas: hydrogeological-unit map of New Zealand. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 88 p. Consultancy Report 2019/144.

New Zealand Hydrogeological unit map (HUM) separated into aquifers, aquitards, aquicludes and basement developed in a nationally-consistent manner. This dataset includes only outcropping hydrogeological units. This dataset was also joined to the hydrogeological system dataset (Moreau et al. 2019), to provide a single polygon for each unique combination of HUM and hydrogeological system. Summary statistics of surficially mapped products are provided for each polygon (groundwater use, flow, recharge, discharge to the surface; depth to hydrogeological basement; and number of drinking water wells serving >100 people).

Attachment: New Zealand Hydrogeological unit map (HUM) separated into aquifers, aquitards, aquicludes and basement developed in a nationally-consistent manner. This dataset includes overlapping stacked polygons that represent different aged hydrogeological units.

Layer ID 104445
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 1290
ElevationZ coordinates
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

FENZ User Guide

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Document ID22287
File namefenz-user-guide.pdf
TypePDF
Size3.45 MB

metadata xml

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Document ID22286
File namemetadata-xml.xml
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metadata

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Document ID22285
File namemetadata.pdf
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Option 1 for reducing nitrogen loss

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20 Sep 2019

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This dataset shows land that would be covered by the option 1 of section 8.4 Immediate action to reduce nitrogen loss.

This web map has been developed by the Ministry for the Environment to support policy proposals in the Action for Healthy Waterways discussion document. The proposals are currently being consulted on.

It provides extra detail on Option 1 in section 8.4 of the discussion document (Immediate action to reduce nitrogen loss). The map indicates the pastoral catchments and sub-catchments specified as high-nitrate in Option 1, where regional rules are not already in place or proposed, and shows the land considered to be low-slope.

Low-slope is defined in this option as land parcels with an average slope of less than 5, 7 or 10 degrees. We are seeking feedback on the appropriate slope threshold to use.

The catchments are those with the highest 10% of nitrate levels in the MfE Environmental Reporting River Water Quality dataset found here. Catchments where the predominant sources of nitrate are non-pastoral in origin are excluded.

Under Option 1, a per-hectare cap, or threshold, for nitrogen losses will be set for each sub-catchment with similar soil type and rainfall. This threshold will be based on a ranking of nitrogen losses from farms within each sub-catchment, and could be set at the 90th percentile, or the 70th, or a point between. Feedback is sought on where this threshold should be set.

This is only one of the options being consulted on, The areas indicated are provisional and may not equate to areas included in regulation.

Layer ID 103881
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 13564
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Option 3 for reducing nitrogen loss

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This dataset shows land that would be covered by the option 3 of section 8.4 Immediate action to reduce nitrogen loss.

This dataset has been developed by the Ministry for the Environment to support policy proposals in the Action for Healthy Waterways discussion document.  These proposals are currently being consulted on.

The map provides extra detail on Option 3 in section 8.4: Immediate action to reduce nitrogen loss, of the discussion document.  The map indicates the high-nitrate catchments and sub-catchments that could be included under Option 3. These catchments have the highest 10% of nitrate levels in the MfE Environmental Reporting River Water Quality dataset which can be found here.  The catchments are further restricted to regions that do not have rules already in place or proposed. Catchments where the predominant sources of nitrate are not pastoral or horticultural in origin have been excluded.

Under this option, farmers in these catchments would have to show, in the freshwater module in their farm plan, how they will rapidly reduce nutrient leaching. Progress against the plan would be monitored by independent auditors and the regional council could take enforcement action if required.

This is only one of the options being consulted on. The areas indicated are provisional and may not equate to areas included in a regulation.

Layer ID 103879
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 17
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Erosion modelling to support proposed sediment attribute impact testing 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)

Neverman et al. 2019 report

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Document ID22275
File nameneverman-et-al-2019-report.pdf
TypePDF
Size2.69 MB

NZFARM_distribution_of_mitigations.shp

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This file shows the location of mitigatable land where mitigations were applied in NZFARM modelling. The data contains an ID field for the mitigatable land parcel, the area of the mitigatable land parcel, and the proportion of the land parcel which the NZFARM modelling applied a Whole Farm Plan or Afforestation to.

Document ID22274
File namenzfarm_distribution_of_mitigationsshp.zip
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