Water quality monitoring

Significant resource has been invested by both Regional Council and Project Parore’s citizen scientists to measure the health of fresh water.  Catchment forensics are a great way to engage landowners and residents with what’s really happening in their local stream, in terms of sediment, fish, macroinvertebrates and the things we can’t see such as chemical, nutrient and bacterial contaminants.

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Community Steam Health Monitoring – Uretara catchment 2008-2012

Uretara Catchment sediment study 2005

Quarry, Boyd and McKinney streams – Sediment source report 2005

Diversity and abundance of freshwater fish – Boyd and Quarry streams 2006

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