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Oakura River below SH45

Oakura River is a popular beach reserve used for swimming, fishing, picnicking and whitebaiting (in season). 

For all sites, the Council advises :

Avoid for three days after heavy rain, if the river is high, or if you cannot see the bottom clearly.

Summer recreational surveys showed that both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, 85% of samples met the freshwater microbiological water quality guidelines prepared by the Ministry of Environment in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MfE, 2003) and did not exceed the ‘Action’ level (>550 E.coli cfu/100mls).

The State of the Environment technical report showing the freshwater recreational monitoring results for 2017-2018 is available at www.trc.govt.nz/environmental-monitoring-technical-reports/

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