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Kyeburn

The Taieri catchment between Tiroiti and Waipiata is bounded by the Ida Range to the north, the Kakanui Mountains to the east, the Rock and Pillar Range to the South and the Maniototo Plains to the west and has an area of approximately 579km2.

The Kyeburn is the main tributary of this reach and one of the most significant tributaries of the Taieri River with a catchment area of 367 km2and

The Kyeburn is a significant trout spawning area, a significant juvenile trout development area. The Kyeburn and its tributaries contain the largest roundhead galaxiid population currently known and is a significant habitat for flathead galaxiid. It also has a significant presence of trout and eels.

The Kyeburn can be dry in sections while the Sutton minimum flow (Taieri River) is not being breached.

Danseys Pass was once well used for gold mining traffic. On the Maniototo side of the Pass was the relatively successful Kyeburn River dredging and Kyeburn gold diggings, which were discovered before the major findings at Naseby. Races dug by Chinese miners into the hillsides scar the landscape of the Kyeburn.

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Scientific Indicators
Scientific data for this catchment

This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils for water quality indicators, analysed as state and trend.

The state for the catchment is represented by the median concentration for the parameter across all sites within the catchment and then compares that value to the quartiles for all monitored sites in New Zealand.

Click on the parameters state icons to compare this catchment with others in the region.

  • State

    State shows how the median of samples from this site compares to other sites

  • Trend

    Trend shows how the quality of water is changing over time. Depending on the sampling history duration, five and ten year timescales are available:

Can I trust this data?

The Cawthron Institute has worked alongside regional councils to verify the processes and methods used for data collection, laboratory analysis of samples collected and the statistical analysis and interpretation of the results presented.

If all Cawthron ticks are green, then you can trust this data. However, if one or more ticks are orange, then conclusions should be treated with some caution.

For more details on each tick, see our 'Can I Trust This Data?' Factsheet.

Can I trust the data?
Data Collection

All samples were collected using approved field protocols and have been analysed in accredited laboratories. Therefore the data shown here has been collected and analysed following best practice.

State

All samples were collected using approved field protocols and have been analysed in accredited laboratories.

Trend - Adjustment for flow

This data is not flow adjusted. National guidelines suggest that flow-sensitive variables are flow 'adjusted' before trend analysis. Therefore, any trends shown here may be affected by variations in flow across sampling occasions.

Bacteria

E. coli
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Clarity

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Clarity

Turbidity
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Nitrogen

Nitrogen

Total Nitrogen
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Nitrogen

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Nitrogen

Ammoniacal Nitrogen
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Phosphorus

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Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus
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Phosphorus

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