Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp

Description: None available

Type/Class: Swamp. 2

Size: 26.0 ha.

Altitude: 500-540 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 3 km Southwest of Wallace Ford Road and Mount Gowie Road, Clarks Junction.
NZTM (centre point): E1376900 N4932400

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.46, Map F52.

Territorial Authority: Dunedin City Council


Interactive map of Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp

Recorded Values

Value Description
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. '2'
A1-A4, A6-A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and Juncus sp. 2


Aerial View of Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp (March 2006)



2. Ausseil, A.G., Newsome, P., Johnson, P, (2008) Wetland Mapping in the Otago Region. Landcare Research Contract Report prepared for the Otago Regional Council.