Aparima River at Thornbury

Managed by Pulse Energy

Freedom camping is permitted for up to 28 days at the Aparima Bridge Reserve. Amenities include public toilets and rubbish bins. Pets are welcome but should be closely monitored as the river has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area, supporting breeding colonies of the Black-billed Gull. The river is a popular fishing spot with spinning being the best method in the morning and fly fishing during mid day.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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

Aparima River at Thornbury is sampled weekly from November 15th to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Southland Regional Council measures water quality at 13 marine bathing and seven freshwater bathing sites during summer (December to March).

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and toxic algae blooms. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of E.coli are greater than 260 units / 100 ml of water. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

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 rank.

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

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Aparima River at Thornbury

Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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:   

Freedom camping is permitted for up to 28 days at the Aparima Bridge Reserve. Amenities include public toilets and rubbish bins. Pets are welcome but should be closely monitored as the river has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area, supporting breeding colonies of the Black-billed Gull. The river is a popular fishing spot with spinning being the best method in the morning and fly fishing during mid day.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Aparima River at Thornbury is sampled weekly from November 15th to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Southland Regional Council measures water quality at 13 marine bathing and seven freshwater bathing sites during summer (December to March).

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and toxic algae blooms. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of E.coli are greater than 260 units / 100 ml of water. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

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 rank.

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

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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