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Managing our Environment

Upper Tahakopa Swamps

Description:

Upper Tahakopa Swamps.

Type/Class:

Swamp. 2

Size:

23.3 ha.

Altitude:

200 - 220 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

6.5 km Southeast of the intersection of Slopedown Road and Morven Road, Clinton.
NZTM (centre point): E1310800 N4855500.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.160, Map F31.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Upper Tahakopa Swamps Aerial view of Upper Tahakopa Swamps (March 2006)

Aerial view of Upper Tahakopa Swamps (March 2006)

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 - A7

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

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.

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