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Regional rivers water quality monitoring programme: Data report 2004


Report: TR05/20
Author: Paul Smith


This report provides information on the routine monthly monitoring of water quality at 100 locations across the Waikato Region, and includes:

  • Year 2004 summary statistics tabulated by parameter and reported together.
  • Spatial contour plots for four water quality parameters using spatial interpolation of the median of the previous five years.
  • Summary tables identifying the number of samples meeting 'Satisfactory' and 'Excellent' water quality guidelines and standards.

Regional Rivers Water Quality Monitoring Programme: Data Report 2004
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements i
Disclaimer i
1 Introduction 1
  1.1 Background 1
  1.2 Report content 1
  1.3 Water quality guidelines and standards 2
2 Regional rivers monitoring design 2
  2.1 Sampling locations 2
  2.2 Sample collection 6
  2.3 Water quality parameters 6
  2.4 Quality control, data storage and analysis 6
  2.5 Reports 7
3 Results 7
  3.1 Regional rivers monitoring programme 8
  Summary statistics 8
  3.2 Regional rivers monitoring programme 28
Comparison with water quality guidelines and standards 28
References 31
Appendix 1: Water quality guidelines and standards 32
Appendix 2: Water quality monitoring parameters 33
Field instruments and analytical methods 33
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