Project title

Rehabilitation of estuarine ecosystems on the Shoalhaven River (Broughton Creek).

Description

This data contains raw fish and invertebrate assemblage counts and identification (family, genus and species levels), collected upstream and downstream across four flood mitigation drains and tributaries along Broughton Creek, Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia. It also contains, water quality variables for each tributary on each sampling occasion (pH, temperature, oxygen, salinity and turbidity). The study area contained, six tributaries or flood mitigation drains (approximately 3.5 m. deep x 8 m. wide) along a 3 km. section of Broughton Creek, including two drains without floodgates (reference drains), two drains with bi-directional smart gates targeted for mechanical rehabilitation, and two drains with non-operational smart gates (uni-directional/tidal restricting floodgates). Broughton Creek runs from near the town of Berry on the south coast of NSW and is a large, tidal tributary of the lower Shoalhaven River Estuary. The agricultural region has undergone significant hydrological alterations due to the construction of flood mitigation drainage networks. An active acid sulfate soil layer is situated approximately one metre below the soil surface throughout the study region. A 5 mm. seine net was hand pulled through 180 cubic metres of water for each sample.

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Keywords

fish assemblage, acid sulfate soil, estuarine, water quality

Publisher

University of Wollongong

Publication year

2011

Persistent identifier (Handle)

http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/6856

Additional investigators

Thomas Heath

Collection period

01/03/2009 - 30/09/2009

FoR codes

0602 ECOLOGY, 0607 PLANT BIOLOGY, 0699 OTHER BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Access conditions

This data is embargoed until 19 May 2016. For further information please contact Dr Pia Winberg pia@uow.edu.au or the Manager, Repository Services, morgan@uow.edu.au

Restriction period

5-19-2016

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