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Managing our Environment

Harrington Mill Road Swamp

Description:

Harrington Mill Road Swamp.

Type/Class:

Swamp.

Size:

1.4 ha.

Altitude:

20 - 40 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

4 km West of the intersection of Tahakopa Valley Road and Dewe Road, Papatowai.
NZTM (centre point): E1319080 N4843420.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.56, Map F31.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Harrington Mill Road Swamp

Recorded Values:

Value

Description

A4

High degree of wetland naturalness. 2

A5

Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of swamps remain in Otago. 2

A1 - A3, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

  • Composition of flax and red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) margin. 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.

Aerial View of Harrington Mill Road Swamp (March 2006)

Aerial View of Harrington Mill Road Swamp (March 2006)

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