River Lake studied the mixing of diagonal drain pump station with the lower Kaituna River. We used Rhotomine dye WT to understand how well the pump station discharge mixed across the Kaituna River before the intake for the new diversion to Maketū Estuary.
The work was done for Bay of Plenty Regional Council rivers and drainage team.
Floating mats of the cyanobacteria Lyngbya sp. in an isolated section of the Maketu-Ongatoro Estuary. Reducing this cover of algae is one reason for the Kaituna River Re-Diversion Project (Bay of Plenty Regional Council).