Riverton Rocks at Mitchells Bay North

Riverton, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Mitchells Bay is a very popular surfing area, however this sheltered beach provides for a safe family swim. Other popular activities include nature walks, sailing and fishing, You can find changing facilities, public toilets and coastal walkways connecting to Howell's Point nearby.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 12th, 2020 at 3:12 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Riverton Rocks at Mitchells Bay North is sampled weekly from December 1st from March 31st.

Source Information

Southland Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Southland region.

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 Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard 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.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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Riverton Rocks at Mitchells Bay North

Riverton, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 12th, 2020 at 3:12 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Mitchells Bay is a very popular surfing area, however this sheltered beach provides for a safe family swim. Other popular activities include nature walks, sailing and fishing, You can find changing facilities, public toilets and coastal walkways connecting to Howell's Point nearby.

Monitoring Frequency

Riverton Rocks at Mitchells Bay North is sampled weekly from December 1st from March 31st.

Source Information

Southland Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Southland region.

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 Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard 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.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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