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Waikato River water quality monitoring programme: Data report 2004

Report: TR05/21
Author: Paul Smith

Abstract

The report provides information on routine monthly monitoring of water quality at 10 sites:

  • Year 2004 summary data, tabulated by parameter for each location and reported with the median of the previous 5 years.
  • Key parameter graphs showing the average water quality for 2004 at each location, compared to results of the previous 5 years.
  • Summary tables identifying the number of samples meeting 'satisfactory' and 'excellent' water quality standards and guidelines.
  • Raw data for Year 2004.
  • Pesticide data and parameters.

Waikato River Water Quality Monitoring Programme: Data Report 2004
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements ii
Disclaimer ii
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Background 1
1.2 Report content 1
1.3 Water quality guidelines and standards 2
2 The Waikato River monitoring programme design 3
2.1 Sampling collection 3
2.2 Sample locations 3
2.3 Water quality parameters 4
2.4 Quality control, data storage and analysis 4
2.5 Reports 5
3 Results 6
3.1 Waikato River monitoring programme 6
References 27
Appendix 1 28
Flow information 28
Appendix 2 30
Datasonde deployments 30
Appendix 3 45
Inventory of other investigations carried out on the Waikato River since the last report 45
Appendix 4 47
Water quality parameters 47
Guidelines and standards 47
Analytical methods 47