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

Latest research on phosphorus loads to Lake Rotorua

On 7 April University of Waikato Professor David Hamilton, presented their latest research on phosphorus loads to Lake Rotorua. This research focused on the phosphorus share due to human activity (‘anthropogenic’ P). Key findings include: The total annual average P load is approximately 49 tonnes. This is higher than previous estimates, mainly due to storm loads 48% (or 23.4 tonnes) [...]

Latest research on phosphorus loads to Lake Rotorua2016-05-05T15:22:47+12:00