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Moderate ecological status

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Attributes

  • Water Body IDGB103024077552
  • Water Body TypeRiver
  • Hydromorphological designationheavily modified
  • NGRNZ2601539111
  • Surveillance Water BodyNo
  • Length6.314 km
  • Catchment area7.025 km2
  • Catchment area702.53 ha

Classifications

Classification Item20132014201520162019
EcologicalModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Biological quality elementsModerateModerateModerateModerate
InvertebratesGoodHigh
Macrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedModerateModerateModerateModerate
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)HighHighHighHighHigh
Dissolved oxygenHighHighHighGoodHigh
PhosphatePoorPoorPoorPoorPoor
TemperatureHighHighHighGoodHigh
pHHighHighHighHighHigh
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Hydrological RegimeSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports goodSupports good
Supporting elements (Surface Water)ModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Mitigation Measures AssessmentModerate or lessModerate or lessModerate or lessModerate or lessModerate or less
Specific pollutantsHighHigh
CopperHighHigh
TriclosanHighHigh
ZincHighHigh
ChemicalGoodGoodGoodGoodFail
Priority hazardous substancesGoodGoodDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentFail
Benzo(a)pyreneGood
Cadmium and Its CompoundsGoodGood
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (Priority hazardous)GoodGood
Dioxins and dioxin-like compoundsGood
Heptachlor and cis-Heptachlor epoxideGood
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Good
HexachlorobenzeneGood
HexachlorobutadieneGood
Mercury and Its CompoundsFail
NonylphenolGoodGood
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS)Good
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Fail
Tributyltin CompoundsGoodGood
Priority substancesGoodGoodDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentGood
Cypermethrin (Priority hazardous)Good
FluorantheneGood
Lead and Its CompoundsGoodGood
Nickel and Its CompoundsGoodGood
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessmentDoes not require assessment

Investigations into classification status

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Reasons for not achieving good (RNAG) and reasons for deterioration (RFD)

All reasons (RFDs and RNAGs) attributed to the classification elements in this water body.

Reason TypeSWMIActivityCategoryClassification ElementMore information
RNAGDiffuse sourcePoor soil managementAgriculture and rural land managementMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGPoint sourceMisconnectionsWater IndustryPhosphateDetails
RNAGPoint sourceMisconnectionsWater IndustryMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGPoint sourceSewage discharge (continuous)Water IndustryMacrophytes and Phytobenthos CombinedDetails
RNAGPoint sourceSewage discharge (continuous)Water IndustryPhosphateDetails
RNAGMeasures delivered to address Reason, awaiting classificationNot applicableNo sector responsibleMercury and Its CompoundsDetails
RNAGMeasures delivered to address Reason, awaiting classificationNot applicableNo sector responsiblePolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)Details
RNAGPhysical modificationOther (not in list, must add details in comments)Local and Central GovernmentMitigation Measures AssessmentDetails

Reasons for not achieving good status by business sector

The issues preventing waters reaching good status and the sectors identified as contributing to them. The numbers in the table are individual counts of the reasons for not achieving good status with a confidence status of 'confirmed' and 'probable', where the latest classification is less than good status. There may be more than one reason in a single water body. Note, table does not include reasons for deterioration.

Significant water management issuePhysical modificationsPollution from waste waterPollution from towns, cities and transportChanges to the natural flow and level of waterInvasive non-native speciesPollution from rural areasPollution from abandoned mines
Agriculture and rural land management0000000
Industry0000000
Mining and quarrying0000000
Navigation0000000
Urban and transport0000000
Water Industry0220000
Local & central government1000000
Domestic general public0000000
Recreation0000000
Waste treatment and disposal0000000
Other0000000
No sector responsible0000000
Sector under investigation0000000
Total1220000

Objectives

Classification ItemStatusYearReasons
EcologicalModerate2015Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens;
Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
Biological quality elementsNot assessed2015
Physico-chemical quality elementsModerate2015Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
Ammonia (Phys-Chem)Good2015
Dissolved oxygenGood2015
PhosphatePoor2015Technically infeasible: No known technical solution is available
TemperatureGood2015
pHGood2015
Hydromorphological Supporting ElementsSupports good2015
Hydrological RegimeSupports good2015
Supporting elements (Surface Water)Good2027Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Mitigation Measures AssessmentGood2027Disproportionately expensive: Disproportionate burdens
Specific pollutantsNot assessed2015
ChemicalGood2015
Priority hazardous substancesDoes not require assessment2015
Priority substancesDoes not require assessment2015
Other PollutantsDoes not require assessment2015

Protected areas

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