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Managing our Environment

Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Koi Creek)

Description:

Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Koi Creek).

Type/Class:

Marsh. 2

Size:

2.0 ha.

Altitude:

100 - 120 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

1.7 km Southwest of the intersection of Pomahaka Road and Koi Flat Road, Tapanui.
NZTM (centre point): E1307750 N4896530.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.125, Map F29.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Koi Creek)

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 Juncus sp. 2

  • Valued for duck shooting. 58

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

 

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.

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

Aerial View of Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Koi Creek) (April 2006)

Aerial View of Pomahaka River Oxbow Marsh (Koi Creek) (April 2006)

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