Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (SEAP) – Freshwater
The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.
Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.
Program start date
The biological monitoring in Queensland, from which the Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (SEAP) developed, started in 1994. The SEAP commenced towards the end of 2005.
The SEAP has combined methods from a number of departmental ambient biological programs (e.g. the Monitoring River Health Initiative, the National River Health Program and the Ambient Biological Monitoring and Assessment Program), the State of the Rivers monitoring program and further innovative techniques into an integrated monitoring and assessment program.
Program end date
Objectives of the program
The program aims to:
The information is aimed at informing broad-scale natural resources planning. It also has the objective to inform State of the Environment reporting and the Queensland Water Quality Guidelines.
Who is involved?
Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (Department of Environment and Science)
Contact details of lead organisation: water.monitoring♲dnrm.qld.gov.au
Support provided by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Griffith University
List of indicators monitored
Varies according to province
Scale of program
Brief description of sampling locations
Sampling is conducted in nine freshwater biogeographic provinces across Queensland: Central, Eastern Cape, Jardine, Lake Eyre and Bulloo, Murray-Darling, South-East, Western Cape and Gulf, Wallum and Wet Tropics.
Frequency of monitoring
One province sampled per year
Where is the program reported?
Stream and Estuary Assessment Program
Last updated: 18 November 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Stream and Estuary Assessment Program (SEAP) – Freshwater, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/assessment/monitoring/current-and-future-monitoring/stream-estuary-assessment-program.html