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Managing our Environment

Culcairn Oxbow Marsh

Description:

Culcairn Oxbow Marsh.

Type/Class:

Marsh. 2

Size:

8.4 ha.

Altitude:

0 - 20 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

South West of intersection of Hislop Road and Centre Road, Inch Clutha.
NZTM (centre point): E1349800 N4871500.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.33, Map F38.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Culcairn Oxbow Marsh

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, 89

A1 - A4, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

  • Presence of Juncus sp. 2

 

References:

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.

89 Grove, P. (1994) Maniototo Ecological District. Survey Report for the Protected Natural Areas Programme. NZ Protected Natural Area Programme 30. Published by the Department of Conservation, Dunedin.

Aerial View of Culcairn Oxbow Marsh (March 2006)

Aerial View of Culcairn Oxbow Marsh (March 2006)

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