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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Turanganui River at The Cut

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
15 February 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 220
15 February 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 290
17 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 16
17 January 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 18
8 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.3
8 December 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1.7
10 November 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.6
10 November 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = <1.6
13 October 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.6
13 October 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = <1.6
9 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 58
9 September 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 78
5 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 460
5 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2300
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3100
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 6200
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3500
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2000
15 August 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
15 August 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = <1.6
13 July 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 34
13 July 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 210
26 June 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 420
26 June 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 720
22 June 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 68
22 June 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 130
2 June 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 76
2 June 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 110
31 May 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 320
31 May 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 830
30 May 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 530
30 May 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1100

Testing frequency and reading levels

We monitor the water quality at The Cut every month, year round.

During heavy rain this river can become highly sedimented and contaminated from the agricultural run-off upstream as well as run-off from industrial sites.

CFU water table results24

About The Cut

Popular fishing site.

The Turanganui River is formed from the joining of the Waimata River to the north of the city and Taruheru River from the west. Both catchment areas are large and run through intensive cropping and agricultural land. The Waikanae Stream, which runs through the industrial region of the city, joins the river just above the sample site. 

Turanganui River at the cut

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