Flow Management in Marlborough's Small Streams

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Flow Management in Marlborough's Small Streams

Cawthron Report No. 1173 December 2006

Flow management in small streams is not easy, but increasing demand for water means that a robust process for flow management is required.

In this report we review the approaches that could be used by the Marlborough District Council (MDC) to guide flow management and suggest a defensible process for making decisions on allocation limits and minimum flows from small streams.

The approach we recommend will allow consistency in decision making across the district and ensure that environmental values are adequately addressed.