River water quality, heavy metals, trend, 2011-2017

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Heavy metals in river waters are an indicator of river water quality. We monitor a subset of rivers and streams in predominantly urban areas in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, and look at how these values are changing over time. This indicator shows:

  • trends in concentrations based on measurements made at monitoring sites during the seven-year period from 2011 to 2017

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

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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River water quality, heavy metals, state, 2015-2017

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Heavy metals in river waters are an indicator of river water quality. We monitor a subset of rivers and streams in predominantly urban areas in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, and look at how these values are changing over time. This indicator shows:

  • concentrations of dissolved copper and zinc measured at monitoring sites for the three-year period from 2015 to 2017
  • how these compare to the default guideline values for the protection of 95 percent of species in the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for fresh and marine water quality (ANZG, 2018)

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

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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Freshwater physical habitat, 2013/14 - 2018/19

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This indicator measures the physical habitat condition of New Zealand waterways. We report on 369 sites across six North Island regions and 90 sites in one South Island region (Southland), identifying the overall state of stream habitat at each site based on at least three years of data between 2013/14 and 2018/19. Ten physical habitat components are measured during the assessment, including bank erosion and the diversity and abundance of fish cover (Clapcott et al, 2019).

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

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.

Table ID 104565
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Deposited sediment in rivers, 2014 - 2019

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06 Apr 2020

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This indicator measures the average percentage of streambed covered by fine sediment for areas of smooth, unbroken water in hard-bottomed, wadeable streams and rivers, at 215 sites across six regions assessed at least bi-monthly for two consecutive years between 2014 and 2019.

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

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.

Table ID 104559
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Fish Index of Biotic Integrity, 1998 - 2018

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15 Apr 2020

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This dataset summaries backpack electric fishing observations from the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database for the period 1998 - 2018. It provides the locations and scores for Fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) (including sub-metric scores).

Technical report available at www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/environmental-reporti....

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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River water quality, state, 2013–2017

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16 April 2020: Subsequent to publication in April 2019 we discovered two small errors with this dataset. These included:

  • Errors in the coordinates of some sites and their associated metadata (such as landcover and elevation).
  • Errors in our calculation of dominant landcover.

In addition, flow data from TopNet has also been updated.

These changes have a minor impact on overall results. These changes have have been corrected, and are republished here, as part of the Our freshwater 2020 release.

This dataset contains ten parameters of water quality based on measurements made at monitored river sites:

  • Nitrate-nitrogen
  • Ammoniacal nitrogen
  • Ammoniacal nitrogen (adjusted)
  • Total nitrogen
  • Total phosphorus
  • Dissolved reactive phosphorus
  • Water clarity
  • Turbidity
  • Escherichia coli
  • Macroinvertebrate community index

This dataset includes:

  • Median values for the period 2013 to 2017
  • for selected indicators, how these values compare to the National Objectives Framework (NOF) (MfE, 2017) bands related to ecosystem health and human health for recreation, and to expected concentrations in natural conditions, as shown by the default guideline values in the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for fresh and marine water quality (ANZG, 2018)

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.

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

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River water quality trends, 2008–2017, 1998–2017, and 1990–2017

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15 Apr 2020

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16 April 2020: Subsequent to publication in April 2019 we discovered two small errors with this dataset. These included:

  • Errors in the coordinates of some sites and their associated metadata (such as landcover and elevation).
  • Errors in our calculation of dominant landcover.

In addition, flow data from TopNet has also been updated.

These changes have a minor impact on overall results. These changes have have been corrected, and are republished here, as part of the Our freshwater 2020 release.

This dataset measures how water quality in New Zealand’s rivers is changing over time. It contains nine parameters of water quality based on measurements made at monitored river sites in years 1990-2017:

  • Nitrate-nitrogen
  • Ammoniacal nitrogen
  • Total nitrogen
  • Total phosphorus
  • Dissolved reactive phosphorus
  • Water clarity
  • Turbidity
  • Escherichia coli
  • Macroinvertebrate community index

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.

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

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National water allocation statistics 2018: RemovedTakeFrame

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03 Jun 2019

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RemovedTakeFrame dataset to accompany National water allocation statistics for environmental reporting; 2018 report.

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This report updates previously published statistics on water consented to be taken from surface and groundwater sources for consumptive uses (such as irrigation or drinking water). The report focusses on the potential pressure on surface water flows from consumptive water takes. Stream flow pressure is characterised by accumulating water consented to be taken as percentage of median flow in all river reaches affected by consented takes in New Zealand.

“RemovedTakeFrame” has a similar format to “TakeFrame”, but “RemovedTakeFrame” contains data for consents whose rates of take were either all missing or all zeros

This dataset was used for the "Consented freshwater takes" indicator, as part of the environmental reporting series: Our freshwater 2020. This indicator can be found at www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/consented-freshwater-...

  • This indicator helps us to understand where water is consented to be taken from, how much is allocated to be taken, and what it is used for. We report on the maximum volume that can be taken annually, and the maximum rate of take by primary use, primary source, and region for consents that involve consumptive water takes.
  • Our analysis and results have not included consents for hydroelectricity generation or non-consumptive water use. We also present the modelled potential impact of consented consumptive freshwater takes (excluding hydropower consents) on natural river flow across New Zealand.
  • 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.

The “Consented freshwater takes” indicator uses two datasets

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National water allocation statistics 2018: AccumulatedFrame

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  • AccumulatedFrame dataset to accompany National water allocation statistics for environmental reporting; 2018 report.

www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/national-...

This report updates previously published statistics on water consented to be taken from surface and groundwater sources for consumptive uses (such as irrigation or drinking water). The report focusses on the potential pressure on surface water flows from consumptive water takes. Stream flow pressure is characterised by accumulating water consented to be taken as percentage of median flow in all river reaches affected by consented takes in New Zealand.

Data relating to non-hydroelectric consents. It contains upstream accumulated maximum consented rates by use, source and in total. Please note that the upstream accumulated total for each nzsegment can appear in multiple rows; once for each FactorName.

This dataset was used for the "Consented freshwater takes" indicator, as part of the environmental reporting series: Our freshwater 2020. This indicator can be found at www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/consented-freshwater-...

  • This indicator helps us to understand where water is consented to be taken from, how much is allocated to be taken, and what it is used for. We report on the maximum volume that can be taken annually, and the maximum rate of take by primary use, primary source, and region for consents that involve consumptive water takes.
  • Our analysis and results have not included consents for hydroelectricity generation or non-consumptive water use. We also present the modelled potential impact of consented consumptive freshwater takes (excluding hydropower consents) on natural river flow across New Zealand.
  • 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.

The “Consented freshwater takes” indicator uses two datasets

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Conservation status of indigenous freshwater species

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07 Apr 2020

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We report on the conservation status and most recent change in status of indigenous (native), resident (breeds in New Zealand) freshwater fish and invertebrates that have been assessed by New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) expert panels.
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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