Awahou Stream at Glouster Road

Rotorua, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

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 Māori 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.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Awahou Stream at Glouster Road is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for E.coli levels. From October to June some sites are monitored for toxin-forming algae species (algal bloom monitoring). Freshwater sites are monitored for potentially toxic algae. In NZ, marine toxic algal blooms are not usually monitored for WQ for swimming purposes.

Any marine toxic algae monitoring usually relates to shellfish gathering and consumption.LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site. In addition Bay of Plenty considers catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate when assigning grades.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly.

Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level. Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

Microbial Monitoring
A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert..

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) monitoring
Bay of Plenty monitors cyanobacteria a freshwater sites in the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes region from October to June.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a sample is greater than 0.5 mm3/L (500 cells/mL) the equivalent of an AMBER alert. A special status will be given to the site until the alert if rescinded, and links will be provided for more information on the severity of the bloom, and details on health warnings issued by public health units.

Visit LAWA for more information: https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/swimming/
You can visit Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s website to see a water quality map: http://www.boprc.govt.nz/environment/water/swimming-water-quality/.

Learn more about cyanobacteria monitoring from Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes programme here: http://www.rotorualakes.co.nz/cyanobacteria-lake-monitoring

You can report pollution concerns by calling 0800 884 883, emailing info@boprc.govt.nz and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Awahou Stream at Glouster Road

Rotorua, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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 Māori 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 Regional Council monitors coastal waters from October - March for E.coli levels. From October to June some sites are monitored for toxin-forming algae species (algal bloom monitoring). Freshwater sites are monitored for potentially toxic algae. In NZ, marine toxic algal blooms are not usually monitored for WQ for swimming purposes.

Any marine toxic algae monitoring usually relates to shellfish gathering and consumption.LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site. In addition Bay of Plenty considers catchment characteristics such as land use, discharges and climate when assigning grades.

Beaches are either tested week or bi-weekly depending on water quality history. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are test more regularly.

Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level. Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

Microbial Monitoring
A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert..

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) monitoring
Bay of Plenty monitors cyanobacteria a freshwater sites in the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes region from October to June.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a sample is greater than 0.5 mm3/L (500 cells/mL) the equivalent of an AMBER alert. A special status will be given to the site until the alert if rescinded, and links will be provided for more information on the severity of the bloom, and details on health warnings issued by public health units.

Visit LAWA for more information: https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/swimming/
You can visit Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s website to see a water quality map: http://www.boprc.govt.nz/environment/water/swimming-water-quality/.

Learn more about cyanobacteria monitoring from Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes programme here: http://www.rotorualakes.co.nz/cyanobacteria-lake-monitoring

You can report pollution concerns by calling 0800 884 883, emailing info@boprc.govt.nz and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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