Adapted by Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand to provide for environmental reporting transparency. Dataset used to develop the "Lake water quality" indicator (available at www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/lake-water-quality).
We report on eight biological, chemical, and physical lake water quality attributes based on spatially modelled data: trophic level index (TLI), chlorophyll-a, E. coli, total phosphorus, total nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen, and clarity.
We also report median values and TLI and NOF bands for selected attributes using spatially modelled data with predictions for 3,813 lakes in New Zealand that are larger than 1 hectare.
High concentrations of the measured biological and chemical attributes or low clarity indicates poor habitats for some species of animals and plants, risks for human recreation, potential toxic effects on aquatic life, and poor overall lake health.
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 environment.govt.nz/publications/environment-aotea....
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|Category||Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > Lakes|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Columns||field_1, lfenzid, indicator, indicator_name, measurement, value, units, east_nzmg, north_nzmg, lake_name, lat, long, ce, cn, lk_perim, lk_depth, lk_area, lake_category, nof_band, national_bottom_line, tli_band, max_nof_band, max_national_bottom_line, human_modified|
|Services||Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||11 Aug 2022|
|Revisions||3 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on July 17, 2022 from CSV .|