Monitored sites in the Lindis River catchment
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Flows in the Lindis River are generally high during spring due to rainfall and snow-melt, but are greatly reduced during summer.
The upper Lindis Catchment is dominated by snow tussock and low producing grassland, while in the lower catchment, high producing exotic grassland dominates. With its dry climate and low water availability the Lindis Catchment is dominated by sheep and sheep/beef farming, with a recent increase in viticulture in the lower catchment.
Alluvial gold mining during the 19th century changed the landscape around the river and vestiges of the era include water race intake structures and water races.
The Lindis River, like many of Central Otago’s rivers, is recognised for both its scenic, recreational and biodiversity values. The most important recreational uses of the Lindis River are trout angling and swimming. The Lindis River is listed in the Water Plan as having a significant presence of adult trout as well as significant habitat for juvenile trout and trout spawning. The Lindis River is also used to a lesser degree for kayaking.
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This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils for water quality indicators, analysed as
The state for the catchment is represented by theconcentration for the across all sites within the catchment and then compares that value to the for all monitored sites in New Zealand.
Click on the parameters state icons to compare this catchment with others in the region.
State shows how theof samples from this site compares to other sites
Trend shows how the quality of water is changing over time. Depending on the sampling history duration, five and ten year timescales are available:
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.
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.
All samples were collected using approved field protocols and have been analysed in accredited laboratories.
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.
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