The Hawkesbury-Nepean River Environmental Monitoring Program

This report details the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Environmental Monitoring Program, which coordinated and integrated results from a number of monitoring programs and presents an overall river health assessment.

Date
1 February 2009
Publisher
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-143-1
  • ID DEC20090112
  • File PDF 4.6MB
  • Pages 80
  • Name hawkesbury-nepean-river-environmental-monitoring-program-final-technical-report-09112.pdf

The Hawkesbury–Nepean River is one of the most important river systems in New South Wales. It is the largest river/estuary system in the Sydney region, and its complex ecosystems provide habitat for a multitude of native plant and animal species.

The Hawkesbury–Nepean River Environmental Monitoring Program is a long-term water quality monitoring program that operates at a catchment-scale level enabling a broad-scale assessment of river health.

This report provides an assessment of trends in water quantity, water quality and a range of biological indicators (where sufficient monitoring data exist). It also provides a benchmark for future assessments.