State of the Catchments 2010: Lachlan Region

Overview report

This report for the Lachlan region gives an overview of the condition of natural resources in the region based on data collected and analysed up until early 2009 under the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program.

1 November 2010
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-698-6
  • ID DECCW20100385
  • File PDF 735KB
  • Pages 12
  • Name state-of-the-catchments-2010-lachlan-region-overview-100385.pdf

The Lachlan region is located in central west New South Wales and covers an area of 84,700 square kilometres. The Lachlan River rises near Lake George in the far east of the region and terminates in a series of wetlands and diverging creeks 1450 kilometres to the west.

Under the 2006 New South Wales Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Strategy, this state of the catchments report was prepared as part of what was a comprehensive data collection and analysis for natural resource assets in catchments across NSW – the 2010 State of the catchments reports. Data was collected and analysed using a common analytical framework, and the reports provide information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.

Reporting was based on 13 natural resource themes, in accordance with the NSW state-wide natural resource management targets. These resource management targets were part of the green state priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.

Natural resource asset reports

These associated reports assess individual natural resource assets in the Lachlan region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures: