The Marlborough region has streams, rivers and lakes that naturally vary in their characteristics. Together with varying impacts of different land uses and land use practices, management of our waterway is complex. To aid council in sustainable management of its freshwater resources, investigation into specific types of waterbodies, management impact and monitoring methods are carried out.
Caseys Creek – Baseline Water and Sediment Quality 2017
A number of streams flow through Blenheim, many of them spring-fed with naturally very clear water.
Ecology of Small Streams in the Marlborough Sounds 2003
Streams in the Marlborough Sounds mostly drain small, steep catchments
Ecology of Spring Creek - Awarua 2000
Spring Creek is a highly valued, picturesque waterway, but in recent years, concerns have been raised over changes in the water quality.
Ecology of spring-fed streams on the Wairau Plain 2002
The freshwater springs of the Wairau Plain constitute an important aesthetic and cultural resource for the local community.
Impact of Stormwater on the water quality of Blenheim's waterways 2016
Blenheim is the largest urban area in the Marlborough region.
Lake Elterwater Discussion Document 2017
Lake Elterwater is situated about 35km south east of Blenheim, adjacent to State Highway One.
Marlborough surface water allocation status 2012
Surface water is an instantaneous resource, here today, and gone tomorrow.
Omaka River Plot Study for Periphyton Monitoring 2019
The community of algae and bacteria growing on stream and river beds is referred to as periphyton.
Potential Effects of Infiltration Galleries on the Awatere River 2016
The Awatere River has a naturally elevated turbidity for much of the year due to fine suspended sediments, mainly derived from the highly erodible underlying geology of the mid-catchment.
Rai Catchment Management Plan 2011
This page contains information on water quality in the Rai River and its tributaries.