Doctors Creek is a tributary of the Taylor River, which flows through central Blenheim. In the 2013 Surface Water Quality - SoE Report, Doctors Creek ranked in the bottom five of the 34 sites monitored. During base-flow, Doctors Creek supplies a significant portion of surface flow to the lower reaches of the Taylor River. The banks of the Taylor River are part of a popular recreational area for walking, running, cycling and rafting. In some areas the river is also used for swimming.
This report is an extensive catchment characterisation of Doctors Creek. It combines Hydrological, Geological, Soil and Land use information as well as the results of a substantial investigation into the water quality of Doctors Creek carried out in 2013 and 2014.