Environment Southland: What's the current state of our water?
Look here to learn about the water quality in your catchment. There are many ways to consider the state of water – from whether or not it can be safely enjoyed for swimming to whether it still provides a place of habitat for indigenous fish, birds and insects. We measure the state of water in two ways - water quality monitoring and ecological monitoring. When combined, we can get an indication of the overall health of a river or stream.