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By John Sunckell, Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee
Variation 1 to the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan introduces new policies, rules and limits to manage water quality and water quantity in the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment, with particular emphasis on the long-term health of Te Waihora.
It introduces catchment limits for losses of nitrogen from farming activities and point source discharges, setting limits on abstraction from surface water and ground water, and minimum flows on rivers and streams. It also seeks to reduce allocation from groundwater, and new takes are prohibited.
Farmers will be required to reduce their nutrient losses. The timetable for this allows them to make improvements to their nutrient management while maintaining farm financial viability.
In April Environment Canterbury’s Council adopted...Read more
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Selwyn Waihora ZIP (pdf 2.40 MB)
Selwyn-Waihora ZIP addendum (1 MB)
Selwyn–Waihora Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 231 kB)
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