Stream and Estuary Assessment Program
The Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (SEAP) is a monitoring, assessment and reporting program for aquatic ecological condition across Queensland. The SEAP program's specific objectives are to:
- assess the condition of the state's aquatic ecosystems within a risk framework
- evaluate trends - are they deteriorating, remaining healthy or improving?
- improve our understanding of river health processes and stressors
- guide natural resource management decisions.
The Stream and Estuary Assessment Program: An Assessment Framework for Riverince Ecosystems (PDF, 467K)*, presents and discusses the SEAP framework and gives direction on further development of the program.
For the purpose of SEAP the state of Queensland has been divided into nine freshwater biogeographic provinces. Provinces are assesed on a rotational basis with one province assessed per year. To date SEAP has been completed in the Central Province and Wet Tropic Province with the findings of the monitoring presented in the reports below.
- Riverine Assessment in Queensland's Central Province: Stream and Estuary Assessment Program 2008 (PDF, 1.1M)*
- Riverine Assessment in Queensland's Wet Tropics: Stream and Estuary Assessment Program 2009 (PDF, 584K)*
In addition, stressor prioritisation workshop reports have been prepared for the Lake Eyre and Bulloo province along with the Wet Tropics. These reports can be accessed below.
- Lake Eyre and Bulloo Province Stressor Prioritisation Workshop Report: Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (PDF, 599K)*
- Wet Tropics Stressor Prioritisation Workshop Report: Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (PDF, 239K)*
* Requires Adobe Reader
Last updated 4 July 2012