TOXIC ALGAE: There are currently alerts in place for elevated levels of toxic algae found at the Waiau River upstream of Excelsior Creek and the Hamilton Burn at Affleck Road.
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Independent monitoring is underway into the impact of any contaminants from the Tiwai aluminium smelter on the adjacent coastal marine area.
Environment Southland’s latest monitoring has found elevated levels of toxic algae in the Waiau River near the Excelsior Creek inflow.
Strengthening of the 600-metre section of Mataura stop bank, identified at risk of erosion pre-Christmas, is in full swing this week.
Environment Southland is moving to Status 2 of its water shortage response levels today, which involves active monitoring of water levels across the region.
Here is information about the 2023 round of Catchment Liaison Committee meetings
Here are the Council and Committee meetings scheduled for February 2023
Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Ltd has made application for resource consents.
Maintenance of our waterways and drains will continue in 2023.