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3.6.6 Monitoring Options

In addition to the Monitoring Options identified in Chapter 3.1, the following will be used to monitor the effectiveness of the objectives that are unique to this Chapter:

Objectives Indicators/Measurements Types of Monitoring Information Source
Does not have adverse effects that are inconsistent with the water management objectives in Section 3.1.2. Refer to monitoring options for Water Management Objective 3.1.2. Refer to monitoring techniques for Water Management Objective 3.1.2. Refer to information sources for monitoring options for Water Management Objective 3.1.2.
Does not have adverse effects that are inconsistent with the river and lake bed structures objectives in Section 4.2.2. Refer to monitoring options for River and Lake Bed structures Objective 4.2.2. Refer to monitoring techniques for River and Lake Bed structures Objectives 4.2.2. Refer to information sources for monitoring options for River and Lake Bed structures Objective 4.2.2.
Does not obstruct fish passage, so that trout and/or indigenous fish can complete their lifecycle. Fish populations and diversity.
Culvert and floodgate investigations.
Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Community monitoring.
External databases.
Catchment surveys.
Resource consent database. Compliance monitoring.
Care groups.
Iwi.
Department of Conservation Fish and Game Freshwater fish database.
Culvert database.
Results in no increase in the adverse effects of flooding or land instability hazards. Land cover.
Extent and frequency of flood events or large scale land instability.
Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Community monitoring.
External databases. Investigations and surveys.
Water quantity database. Land use/cover database. Resource consent database. Compliance monitoring. Territorial authorities. Regional economy data. Complaints.
Results in no loss of existing aquatic habitats as a consequence of channelisation of rivers. Fish populations and diversity. Catchment surveys. Freshwater fish database.
Increases the use of off-stream dams for water supply purposes as an alternative to dams in perennial streams. Number of off-stream dams and dams in ephemeral streams. Investigations and surveys. Investigations and surveys.

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