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Mokau River

The Mokau River lies in the south west of the region. The source
is near the town of Bennydale and flows west into the Tasman Sea near the town of Mokau. The Mokau River mainstem measures 167km in length, with about 2003km of tributaries. The catchment area is approximately 1444 square kilometres. The catchment consists mostly of moderately steep to rolling topography, with some areas being flat to gently undulating. The river passes through predominantly pasture, with areas of indigenous forest. 

The dominant underlying geology is a mixture of tephra, sandstone and mudstone. The sampling sites are located in the lower reaches of the river.  The main towns in the catchment are Piopio, Benneydale and Mokau. The river is well known for white baiting and is generally turbid in the lower reaches.

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Monitored sites in the Mokau River catchment

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