Report: TR 2014/15
Author: G Tempero and D Hamilton (Environmental Research Institute and University of Waikato)
Waikato Regional Council has identified several lake catchments in the Waikato region where water quality improvements may be possible with the development of farm nutrient budgets. These lake catchments currently include the Rotopiko (Serpentine) lakes and Lake Mangakaware.
Following the development and implementation of nutrient budgets for properties within the Rotopiko and Mangakaware catchments, the University of Waikato was contracted to monitor representative inflows to these lakes, with the objectives of
This report provides details on the selection of representative inflows into the Rotopiko lakes and Lake Mangakaware, and includes the results from two years of base-flow monitoring as well as from high-frequency monitoring of four major rainfall events during this period. This information is used to provide recommendations for future data collection, monitoring and modelling to underpin management actions to reduce sediment and nutrient inputs to the lakes.
|Storm event sampling||15|
|Water level loggers||15|
|Storm flow monitoring||22|