Reducing phosphorus in Lake Rotorua

Sunlive 4 April 2017 Work has started on a three year ‘Phosphorus Mitigation Project' to understand how detainment bunds can help prevent phosphorus moving from farm land to Lake Rotorua. The project has been initiated by local farmers who are keen to trial new ways of minimising nutrient losses because too much phosphorus and nitrogen can cause water quality problems [...]

Reducing phosphorus in Lake Rotorua2017-06-19T13:16:06+12:00

Dairy farmers take action to protect water

BOPRC Media Release, 20 May 2016 Minimising phosphorous run-off, better managing storm water and preventing down-stream erosion are just some of the benefits a Rerewhakaaitu farmer will soon realise, thanks to a recently constructed detainment bund. Dairy farmers Barry and Mark Mogg approached the Bay of Plenty Regional Council late last year after learning about the benefits of detainment bunds, [...]

Dairy farmers take action to protect water2019-05-22T11:25:59+12:00

Detainment Bunds – how well do they catch P during storm events?

By John Paterson & Lachlan McKenzie, torm water runoff events cause around 12 tonnes of phosphorus to end up in Lake Rotorua every year. Detainment bunds can reduce this flow of nutrients to the lake by temporarily detaining storm water run-off, allowing phosphorus laden particles to settle out. A project plan to improve knowledge on detainment bunds was submitted [...]

Detainment Bunds – how well do they catch P during storm events?2017-08-09T10:57:43+12:00