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Ohau at Kimberley Reserve

Kimberley Reserve is a recreational reserve and camping ground managed by Horowhenua District Council. It is extremely popular during the summer holiday period as a camping and picnicing destination.

Bathing suitability for this site is predicted using an established flow threshold.  This method doesn't give an exact E. coli count so weekly results cannot be displayed on LAWA.

For the latest information on recreational suitability at this site, visit Horizons'safe swim spot site here.

 Water quality is generally high, however, rainfall events can cause runoff from farmland upstream and cause short term drops in water quality. As such it is recommended to avoid contact recreation during and immediately after rainfall events until the water is clear. 

There is a strong relationship between recent rain and elevated E. coli concentrations.  This means swimmer health-risk can be reliably predicted.  There are no known point source discharges directly affecting the site.  The Ohau River arises in the Tararua Ranges and flows through farmlamd upstream of this swimming spot. Non-point source runoff and stock access to waterways is the most likely impact on water quality.

Can I Swim Here?
Live Data
Automatic 'live data' sampling

Some sites have telemetry monitoring systems in place that can provide up to the minute data. At this site the following live data measurements are available. Click on the data type for more information.

  • Flow

    • Last 7 days
    • Last 30 days
    • Last 12 months

    What is this graph showing me?

    The live flow estimate for this site.

    Live data has not been checked for accuracy before displaying. To give you an idea about how much water that is, 0.7 cumecs (m3/sec) would fill an Olympic swimming pool in an hour. A flow of 42 cumecs (m3/sec) would fill the same pool in a minute.

Disclaimer

The Environmental Data produced by this page should be used as a guide only. LAWA takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information presented, and accepts no liability for actions taken of others based on this information.