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Regional Rivers Water Quality Monitoring Programme Data Report 2008

TR 2009/11

Report: TR 2009/11

Author: Stuart Beard

Abstract

The report provides information on the routine monthly monitoring of water quality at 99 locations across the Waikato region, and includes:

  • year 2008 summary statistics tabulated by parameter and reported together
  • spatial contour plots for four water quality parameters using spatial interpolation of the median of the previous 5 years
  • summary tables identifying the number of samples meeting ‘satisfactory’ and ‘excellent’ water quality guidelines and standards.

Regional Rivers Water Quality Monitoring Programme Data Report 2008 [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Contents
  Acknowledgement i
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Background 1
1.2 Report content 1
1.3 Water quality guidelines and standards 1
2 Regional rivers monitoring design 2
2.1 Sampling locations 2
2.2 Sample collection 6
2.3 Water quality parameters 6
2.4 Quality control, data storage and analysis 6
2.5 Reports 6
3 Results 7
3.1 Regional Rivers monitoring programme summary statistics 7
3.2 Regional Rivers monitoring programme comparison with water quality guidelines and standards 28
  References 31
Appendix I: Water quality guidelines and standards 32
Appendix II: Water quality monitoring parameters 33
  Field instruments and analytical methods 33