This dashboard shows the results from macroinvertebrate sampling at this site. It displays three ecological indicators: macroinvertebrate community index, taxonomic richness and percent EPT.
For sites where State is 'N/A' or Trend is 'Not Assessed', there are not enough data to calculate a State and/or Trend result. Click on an indicator to see the available historical data.
MCI sample history at this siteShowing:MCI for Katikara Stream 400 m u/s of mouthMCI score
What do the icons mean?EXCELLENTMCI score of more than 119. Streams in excellent ecological condition. Indicative of excellent water quality and/or habitat conditions.GOODMCI between 100 and 119. Streams in good ecological condition. Indicative of good water quality and/or habitat conditions.FAIRMCI between 80 and 99. Streams in fair ecological condition. Indicative of only fair water quality and/or habitat condition.POORMCI less than 80. Streams in poor ecological condition. Indicative of poor water quality and/or poor habitat conditions.
Taxa richness history at this siteShowing:Taxa richness for Katikara Stream 400 m u/s of mouthNumber of taxa
EPT history at this siteShowing:Percent EPT richness for Katikara Stream 400 m u/s of mouthEPT %
The Cawthron Institute has worked alongside regional councils to verify the processes and methods used for macroinvertebrate data collection, processing of the data in the laboratory, quality control in the field and laboratory and the statistical analysis and interpretation of the results presented.
For more details on each tick, see our 'Can I Trust this Data' Factsheet.
Macroinvertebrates are sampled at this site as part of council's stream health monitoring programme, as recommended by proposed national guidelines.
Macroinvertebrate sampling is done annually or more frequently at this site as recommended by proposed national guidelines. Therefore, data shown here follow current best practice guidelines.
This site is a hard-bottomed site and appropriate sampling protocols have been applied. Data shown here have been collected using current best-practice.
Macroinvertebrate sampling is done in riffle habitat at this site. Data shown here are therefore following best practice.
Macroinvertebrate samples are collected within the first two weeks after a flood greater than three times the median flow at this site. Proposed national guidelines suggest a minimum of two weeks 'stand-down' period after a flood greater than three times the median flow. Therefore, data shown here is not following best practice and conclusions based on this data need to be treated with caution.
Samples at this site have been processed following sampling protocol P1 (semi-quantitative - coded abundance). Data shown here is not following best practice, but are still robust.
Field data collected at this site had no quality control applied to it.
Data processed at this site has had one of the three Laboratory Quality Control Protocols (i.e., QC1, QC2,Q C3) applied. Data shown here is more robust than data with no laboratory QC applied.