Awahou Stream at Glouster Road

Rotorua, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

The waters of Awahou Stream are glass clear, flowing from a fountain spring, Te Waro Uri "the pit of darkness". Awahou also comes from the M?ori language and translates to "new channel". The stream is said to have a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. Rotorua is one of the most active geothermic regions in the world. Geothermal springs and pools are located throughout the area.

The Awahou Care Group has been working to restore natural habitat along the stream for over 40 years. They remove invasive weeds and plant native species along the shore line.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
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Monitoring Frequency

Awahou Stream at Glouster Road is not sampled

Source Information

Bay of Plenty Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli and potentially toxic algae during the summer months. E. coli is a faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water, and the presence of toxic algae blooms can be harmful to people and animals.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL or the toxic algae level is below 20% coverage on rocks.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest E. coli test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or the toxic algae level exceeds 20% coverage or mats are forming on the river's edge.A RED swim icon status is also assigned if this site frequently exceeds the standards or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.Toxic algae blooms can form rapidly, and even small amounts can be harmful - stay safe and get to know what to look for here so you can avoid it(link to https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/potentially-toxic-algae/)See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Awahou Stream at Glouster Road

Rotorua, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The waters of Awahou Stream are glass clear, flowing from a fountain spring, Te Waro Uri "the pit of darkness". Awahou also comes from the M?ori language and translates to "new channel". The stream is said to have a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. Rotorua is one of the most active geothermic regions in the world. Geothermal springs and pools are located throughout the area.

The Awahou Care Group has been working to restore natural habitat along the stream for over 40 years. They remove invasive weeds and plant native species along the shore line.

Monitoring Frequency

Awahou Stream at Glouster Road is not sampled

Source Information

Bay of Plenty Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli and potentially toxic algae during the summer months. E. coli is a faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water, and the presence of toxic algae blooms can be harmful to people and animals.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL or the toxic algae level is below 20% coverage on rocks.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest E. coli test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or the toxic algae level exceeds 20% coverage or mats are forming on the river's edge.A RED swim icon status is also assigned if this site frequently exceeds the standards or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.Toxic algae blooms can form rapidly, and even small amounts can be harmful - stay safe and get to know what to look for here so you can avoid it(link to https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/potentially-toxic-algae/)See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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