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Waikato River water quality monitoring programme: Data report 2014

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Report: TR 2015/16

Author: Asaeli Tulagi

About this report

The report provides information on:

  1. Routine monthly monitoring of water quality at 10 sites:
    • Year 2014 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 2014 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 2014.
    • Raw data for the 2-yearly bathing season microbiological survey (17 sites, weekly sampling).
  2. Additional information is provided in the appendices on:
    • Flow (Appendix I).
      • The effect of flow is important to assessing water quality and making comparisons between years. Appendix I provide information on annual median flow at some locations for the previous 10 years.
    • Datasonde deployments
      • Plots of deployments undertaken during 2014 showing the level of diurnal and seasonal variation at five Waikato River sites (Appendix II).

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  Acknowledgement i
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 5
2.5 Reports 5
3 Results 5

Waikato River Monitoring Programme, Routine Water Quality Monitoring, Summary Statistics, Key Parameter Graphs,
Comparison with Water Quality Standards, Raw Data


Waikato River Monitoring Programme, Bathing Season Microbiological Survey, Summary Statistics,
Comparison with Water Quality Standards, Parameter Graph, Raw Data

  References 27

Appendix I: Flow Information


Appendix II: Datasonde deployments, Diurnal variation of selected water quality parameters


Apendix III: Water quality parameters, Guidelines and standards, Analytical methods

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