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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Turanganui River at Gladstone Road Bridge

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
12 March 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 170
12 March 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 400
15 February 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 200
15 February 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 230
17 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 11
17 January 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 44
8 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
8 December 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = <1.6
10 November 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
10 November 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = <1.6
13 October 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 34
13 October 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 74
9 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 31
9 September 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 210
5 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 96
5 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2000
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 850
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 5100
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 840
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2000
15 August 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 90
15 August 2017 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 360

Testing frequency and reading levels

We monitor the water quality every 2 weeks all year round.

During heavy rain this river can become highly sedimented and contaminated from the agricultural run-off upstream.

CFU water table results23

About the Turanganui River

Popular site for riverbank fishing.

The Turanganui River is formed from the joining of the Waimata River to the north of the city and Taruheru River from the west. Both catchment areas are large and run through intensive cropping and agricultural land.

Turanganui River

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