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Piako catchment ecological monitoring 2012

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Report: TR 2014/07

Author: Paul Franklin, Brenda Bartels, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

About this report

Water allocation in the Piako catchment exceeds the current limits defined in the Waikato Regional Plan and there are concerns regarding the potential impacts of reduced flows on water quality and the ecological status of streams in the catchment. The aim of this study was to establish a network of baseline ecological monitoring sites to contribute towards supporting the water allocation decision making process in the Piako catchment.

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Contents

  Executive summary
1 Introduction
 1.1  Background
 1.2  Study brief
 2 Methodology
 2.1 Sites
 2.2 Fish
 2.3 Macroinvertebrates
 2.4 Macrophytes & periphyton
 3 Results
 3.1 Site descriptions
 3.3 Macroinvertebrates
 3.4 Macrophytes & periphyton
 4 Discussion
 5 Conclusion
 6 References
Appendix A Field and habitat assessment forms
Appendix B Fish surveys
Appendix A Field and habitat assessment forms
Appendix C Macroinvertebrate taxa list
Appendix D Macrophytes and periphyton