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New South Wales – Dryland Salinity Assessment 2000 – Assessmet of Dryland salinity extent 2050

The data shows areas of dryland salinity risk in 2050 in the Murray-Darling Basin.Areas of risk are based on groundwater levels and air photo interpretation. The merged data, at a nominal scale of 1:250 000, show actual areas where dryland salinity or water-tables less than 2 metres have been measured. For the extent map, every delineated area is underpinned by either air photo data or by one or more groundwater bores. Therefore, the area at risk is regarded as conservative due to limitations in the spatial coverage of air photo and bore data. number of techniques to spatially extrapolate these data to infer potential areas at risk were trialed but were considered scientifically or statistically inadequate. Estimates of impacts are based on areas at risk having groundwater levels of less than 2 m. An impact assessment based on groundwater less than 5 m and rising was considered inappropriate. Total areas affected with groundwater less than 5 m and rising have been presented, but only for improved consistency with other States.

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Title New South Wales – Dryland Salinity Assessment 2000 – Assessmet of Dryland salinity extent 2050
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency daily
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/49555ac5-c886-4cd7-9257-49eb297370bd
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2017-06-07
Contact Point
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
02 6272 3933
Land_Management@agriculture.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 1 January 1992 to 23 October 2000
Geospatial Coverage New South Wales
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
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