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Managing our Environment

Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Dalvey School Road)

Description:

One of several old river oxbows on eastern side of Pomahaka River. 37

Type/Class:

Marsh. 2

Size:

3.6 ha.

Altitude:

100 - 120 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

0.1 km West of the intersection of Pomahaka Road and Dalvey School Road, Tapanui.
NZTM (centre point): E1308460 N4900370.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.124, Map F29.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Dalvey School Road)

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

A2 - A4, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

  • Composition of willow (Salix sp.), and Carex sp. 2

  • Part of the Pomahaka River Oxbow Swamps, which are listed in the Clutha District Plan as a Significant Wetland. 37

  • Excellent waterfowl habitat. Excellent escape, loafing and feeding areas. 37

  • Valued for duck shooting. 58

  • Willow (Salix sp.)/weed control needed. 58

 

Aerial View of Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Dalvey School Road) (April 2006)

Aerial View of Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Dalvey School Road) (April 2006)

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.

37 Clutha District Council (1998) Clutha District Plan. Published by the Clutha District Council, Balclutha.

58 Ingle, C. (2002) Wetland enhancement projects – New possibilities. Internal Report. File RI 120/Object ID 005654378. Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

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