Urban water quality - all data - 1985–2015

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Urban water quality indicators include heavy metals, nutrients, and E.coli. The concentrations of these indicators are compared to the proportion of urban land cover in catchments.

Heavy metals have the ability to accumulate in sediments, shellfish, and other aquatic organisms. Metals can reach toxic levels in organisms making them unsafe to consume and can be toxic to aquatic life. Nutrients can cause excessive algal growth and E.coli has the ability to make people sick while they are swimming if concentrations are high enough. Rivers with poor water quality are rarely suitable for recreation and provide poor habitats for aquatic species.

File contains data related to each sampling occasion by site for each water quality indicator in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch over the period 1985–15.

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Technical Details
Table ID 53600
Data type Table
Row count 58661
Columns City, Site_ID, SiteName, Easting, Northing, Date, Time, Variable, values, Flag_for_censored_data
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 24 Apr 2017
Last updated 24 Apr 2017
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Current revision Imported on April 25, 2017 from CSV .