Water clarity trends, 2009–2013

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Water clarity is a measure of underwater visibility in rivers and stream. Water clarity can be reduced by the presence of fine particles like silt, mud or organic material in the water. This affects the habitat and feeding of aquatic life like fish and aquatic birds. Water clarity is an important indicator of the health of a waterway, and is also a consideration for recreational activities like swimming and wading.
This dataset relates to the "River water quality trends: clarity" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Water clarity, 1989–2013

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"Water clarity is a measure of underwater visibility in rivers and streams and can vary due to differences in land use, climate, elevation, and geology. Water clarity can be reduced by the presence of fine particles like silt, mud or organic material in the water. This affects the habitat and feeding of aquatic life like fish and aquatic birds. Water clarity is an important indicator of the health of a waterway, and is also a consideration for recreational activities like swimming and wading.
This dataset relates to the ""Geographic pattern of river water clarity"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

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Current wetland extent, 2013

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"Wetlands support unique biodiversity and provide important services. They clean water of nutrients and sediment, help dampen floods, provide habitat, and act as carbon sinks. They are also valued for their spiritual and cultural significance and as important sources of food and materials, such as flax. Draining them for agricultural and urban development has reduced their extent. Understanding this reduction provides insight into the loss of biodiversity and natural function.
This dataset relates to the ""Wetland extent"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

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Prediction of wetlands before humans arrived

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"Wetlands support unique biodiversity and provide important services. They clean water of nutrients and sediment, help dampen floods, provide habitat, and act as carbon sinks. They are also valued for their spiritual and cultural significance and as important sources of food and materials, such as flax. Draining them for agricultural and urban development has reduced their extent. Understanding this reduction provides insight into the loss of biodiversity and natural function.
This dataset relates to the ""Wetland extent"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "

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Wetland extent, 2001-16

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Wetlands support high levels of biodiversity. They provide habitat for native invertebrates, plants, fish, and bird species (eg fernbird, kōkopu, and eels), many of which live only in wetlands. Wetlands act as ‘kidneys’ and giant sponges – they clean the water of excess nutrients and sediment, control flood water and pollutants, and act as carbon sinks (removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). Wetlands have strong cultural and spiritual importance for Māori. They are a food source (eg eel, whitebait) and provide material for weaving (eg raupō, harakeke (flax)). Draining wetlands for agricultural and urban development over the past 150 years has led to significant wetland loss and deterioration.

Summary report available at www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/analysis-...

More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

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Nitrate–nitrogen trends, 1989–2013

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Small amounts of nitrogen are a natural component of healthy rivers. Nitrogen is transferred from land to water and is cycled through different forms, which can have different effects. Moderate concentrations of nitrate can cause weeds and algae to grow too fast. High concentrations of ammoniacal and nitrate nitrogen can be toxic to fish and other aquatic animals.
This dataset relates to the "River water quality trends: nitrogen" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Feature count 77
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Lake Water Quality for Swimming Categories [Raw Model Output]

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Water quality for swimming categories for lakes with perimeters over 1.5 km. This dataset was used to compose the current state for water quality for swimming.

Note this data is under review and will be updated in due course. This information is based on modelled and measured data using the approach outlined at
www.mfe.govt.nz/fresh-water/freshwater-management-...

The modelling methods used are outlined in Snelder et al. (2016) Strategic assessment of New Zealand’s freshwaters for recreational use: a human health perspective. LWP Client Report 2016-011 www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/strategic...

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This dataset is the geometric version of this: data.mfe.govt.nz/table/53620-river-water-quality-f...

This dataset has now been superseded due to consultation with local authorities, and this is the latest version: data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/95555-river-water-quality-f...

Column headings:

LID: FENZ Lake ID

Name: Name of lake (where available

RC: Regional council name

CHLA: Chlorophyll a (mg/L)

SECCHI: Secchi disc depth (m)

TLI3: Trophic Level Index (unitless)

TN: Total nitrogen (mg/m3)

TP: Total phosphorus (mg/m3)

CyanBVl: Cyanobacterial biovolume (mm3/L)

Cy_cat: Water quality for swimming category see www.mfe.govt.nz/fresh-water/what-government-doing/...

Note: blank cells are reaches where a prediction was not possible because of missing predictor variables.

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WQ PredictionsDF REC2 29November 2018

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File namewq-predictionsdf-rec2-29november-2018.csv
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RiverQ ecoli modelled mcdowell meet clean

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Size57.4 MB

Nitrate leaching from livestock 2017 data quality

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File namenitrate-leaching-from-livestock-2017-data-quality.pdf
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