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Flow-MER Vegetation Species Abundance

Ground storey vegetation species cover data (species x percent cover) collected as part of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office's (CEWO) Flow-MER program in the Murray-Darling Basin.

The CEWO’s Flow-MER program examines the contribution of Commonwealth environmental water to the environmental objectives of the Basin Plan 2012 (Basin Plan) and is assisting the CEWO to demonstrate environmental outcomes and adaptively manage the water holdings. For more information on methods and reporting using these data see https://www.dcceew.gov.au/water/cewo/monitoring/mer-program.

Includes and extends the long-term data sets collected at the same sites during the Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) project (2014-2019).


The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office and Flow-MER program acknowledge the First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waterways and skies of the Murray-Darling Basin. We respect their continuing connection to culture and Country, and we thank them for their knowledge and science and the values reflected in these data.

Data provided by Flow-MER program Selected Area teams: Junction of the Warrego and Darling Rivers and Gwydir river system (University of New England), Lachlan river system (University of Canberra), Murrumbidgee river system (Charles Sturt University), Edward/Kolety-Wakool river system (Charles Sturt University), Goulburn River (Arthur Rylah Institute).


CEWO Flow-MER (2022) Vegetation Species Abundance. Flow-MER Program. Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. Sourced on from https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/flow-mer-vegetation-species-abundance on [date-sourced].

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Flow-MER Vegetation Species Abundance
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International
Data Status active
Update Frequency annually
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/2d490103-2607-4ffb-8426-1fac84f3e8e8
Date Published 2022-11-03
Date Updated 2023-02-09
Contact Point
Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
Temporal Coverage 2014-07-01 00:00:00 - 2021-06-30 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[146.9,-24.6],[148.1,-24.9],[148.2,-26.1],[151.0,-26.2],[152.5,-28.2],[151.7,-31.3],[149.7,-32.3],[150.4,-32.9],[149.5,-36.5],[148.5,-35.8],[148.2,-36.9],[146.5,-37.6],[142.6,-37.4],[140.9,-35.4],[139.5,-35.6],[139.8,-36.5],[138.6,-35.4],[138.9,-33.0],[143.2,-30.7],[145.2,-25.7],[146.9,-24.6]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
Fields of Research
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Freshwater Ecology
Geospatial Topics
  • Biota
  • Environment