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Waikato River water quality monitoring programme: data report 2016

Report: TR 2017/14

Author: A Tulagi

About this report

The report provides the following information on routine monthly monitoring of water quality of the Waikato River during 2016:

  • Year 2016 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 2016 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 2016.

Additional information on flow is provided in the appendices on flow and datasonde deployments.

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Waikato River water quality monitoring programme: data report 2016 [PDF, 1.2 MB]


1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Report content
1.3 Water quality guidelines and standards
2 The Waikato River monitoring programme design
2.1 Sampling collection
2.2 Sample locations
2.3 Water quality parameters
2.4 Quality control, data storage and analysis
2.5 Reports
3 Results
3.1 Waikato River monitoring programme
  Routine water quality monitoring
  Summary statistics
  Five yearly major ion statistics
  Key parameter graphs
  Comparison with water quality standards
  Raw data
 3.2 Waikato River monitoring programme
  Bathing season microbiological survey
  Summary statistics
  Comparison with water quality standards
  Parameter graph
  Raw data
  Appendix I
  Flow Information
  Appendix II
  Datasonde deployments
  Diurnal variation of selected water quality parameters
  Appendix III
  Water quality parameters
  Guidelines and standards
  Analytical methods


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