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Monitoring

Live monitoring

To see results from the live monitoring in the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes please click here.

Cyanobacteria lake monitoring

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes for algal blooms. Sites are given a staus based three alert levels depending on the level of bacteria found.

Click here for cyanobacteria results.

NERMN Monitoring sites

Over 40 river and stream sites are included in the Bay of Plenty’s Natural Environment Regional Monitoring Network (NERMN) for water quality. To download a PDF of the NERMN sites please click here.

Fish Monitoring Programme

The Fish Monitoring Programme was establised to determine if the Ohau diversion wall has an impact on fisheries in Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti.

It has the task to research and monitor the long-term effects of the diversion wall on smelt, trout, koura and kakahi.

An external and independant Fishery Advisory Panel meets annually, consisting of a group of fishery experts, to review and monitor advice from a range of advisory bodies including NIWA, University of Waikato and Fish & Game.

The monitoring is a condition of the resource consent of the wall and requires five years of monitoring.  At the end of this period the results and analysis will be presented to the Fishery Panel to assess the impact the diversion wall may have had on the fisheries in the two lakes and whether any mitigation actions need to be taken.

For more information on fish monitoring results read the Fish Monitoring Programme brochure or go to the science reports.