Water clarity is a measure of underwater visibility in rivers and stream. Water clarity can be reduced by the presence of fine particles like silt, mud or organic material in the water. This affects the habitat and feeding of aquatic life like fish and aquatic birds. Water clarity is an important indicator of the health of a waterway, and is also a consideration for recreational activities like swimming and wading.
This dataset relates to the "River water quality trends: clarity" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
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|1.||Water quality trends 2009 13||187 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > River water quality|
|Tags||water, New Zealand, WATER-Quality|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector point||Feature count||722|
|Attributes||sID, river, location, sitename, npID, Nsamples, Censored, Nyears, Q0_05, Q0_2, Q0_5, Q0_8, Q0_95, CLIMATE, SRC_OF_FLW, GEOLOGY, LANDCOVER, SoF, nzmge, nzmgn|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|