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4 River and Lake Bed Module

4.3 River and Lake Bed Disturbances

4.3.12 Monitoring Options

Objective Indicators/Measurements Types of Monitoring Information Source
Loss of adjacent land is avoided The state of the banks along selected rivers and streams. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Riparian surveys for selected catchments.
Land use/cover database. Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Care group database.
Iwi/Maori database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions databases.
Central government databases.
Adverse effects on aquatic habitat, downstream water users, and on native fish passage of artificially elevated water temperatures in surface water bodies, are not inconsistent with objectives in Chapter 3.1 Refer to monitoring options for Water Management Objective 3.1.2 Refer to monitoring techniques for Water Management Objective 3.1.2. Refer to information sources for Water Management Objective 3.1.2.
Accelerated infilling of estuaries, harbours and wetlands1 that are areas of significant indigenous vegetation an/or significant habitats of indigenous fauna is avoided, excluding structures designed to trap sediment. Land cover. Extent and frequency of slipping. Sediment levels in water bodies. Develop and update soil loss by erosion indicator. Develop and update sediment in rivers and streams indicator for selected catchments. Develop and update estuary infilling indicator for selected estuaries. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance and impact monitoring.
Site investigations .
Sediment in streams monitoring programmes.
Land use/cover database.
Vegetation and wetlands database.
Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Care group database.
Bank stability and channel stability is maintained. The state of the banks and beds of rivers and lakes. Develop and update sediment in rivers and streams indicator for selected catchments. Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Sediment in streams monitoring programme. Land use/cover database.
Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Care group database.
Iwi/Maori database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions databases.
Central Government databases.
There is no increase in the adverse effects of flooding. Increased flooding as a result of bed disturbances. Compliance and effects monitoring. Water quantity database. Resource consents database. Compliance monitoring database. Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.
Significant adverse effects on the relationship tangata whenua as Kaitiaki have with their identified taonga such as waahi tapu, native flora and fauna and access to their customary fisheries are avoided. Damage to areas of significance to tangata whenua. Complaints from tangata whenua. Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Iwi/Maori database. Resource consents database. Compliance monitoring database. Complaints, enquiries and submissions databases. Perception survey database.
Cumulative adverse effects on the relationship tangata whenua as Kaitiaki have with their identified taonga such as waahi tapu, native flora and fauna and access to their customary fisheries are avoided. Damage to areas of significance to tangata whenua. Complaints from tangata whenua. Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Iwi/Maori database. Resource consents database. Compliance monitoring database. Complaints, enquiries and submissions databases. Perception survey database.
Significant adverse effects on the natural character of the margins of wetlands, lakes and rivers are avoided. The state of the banks and beds of rivers and lakes. Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Perceptions survey database. Territorial authority files. Land use/cover database. Vegetation and wetlands database. Central government databases.
There is no introduction of any plant pest identified in the RPMS. Refer to Chapter 10 of the RPMS (1996). Refer to Chapter 10 of the RPMS (1996). Refer to Chapter 10 of the RPMS (1996).
Competition from introduced vegetation with existent desirable plant species is avoided. Land cover. Regional trend monitoring. Land use/cover database. Vegetation and wetlands database.
Obstruction of river channels by introduced vegetation is avoided. Incidence of obstruction of river channels by introduced vegetation. Compliance and effects monitoring. Resource consents database. Compliance monitoring database. Complaints, enquiries and submissions database
Faecal contamination does not have adverse effects that are inconsistent with objectives in Chapter 3.1 Refer to monitoring options for Water Management Objective 3.1.2. Refer to monitoring techniques for Water Management Objective 3.1.2. Refer to information sources for monitoring options for Water Management Objective 3.1.2.
Damage to lawfully established structures and drainage districts and river control scheme areas is avoided. Land cover. Sediment levels in water bodies. Regional trend monitoring. Compliance and effects monitoring. Resource consents database. Compliance monitoring database. Aerial photographs. Incidents and accidents.

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Footnotes

  1. Refer to Appendix 3 of the RPS