"Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plant and animal life. Phosphorus can vary due to differences in land use, climate, elevation, and geology. Total phosphorus (TP) includes all concentrations in a sample, whether dissolved, in solid form or bound to sediment in the river. Dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) is the portion which is dissolved and can immediately support plant and algae growth. Excess phosphorus in our rivers can cause large amounts of (sometimes toxic) algae to grow, which can harm river health and reduce the recreational and aesthetic value of rivers.
This dataset relates to the "Geographic pattern of phosphorus in river water" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao "
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|1.||Total phosphorus, 2009 2013||186 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > River water quality|
|Tags||water, New Zealand, WATER-Quality|
|Metadata||Dublin Core, ISO 19115/19139|
|Data type||Vector point||Feature count||716|
|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|