Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp

Description:

None available

Type/Class:

Swamp. 2

Size:

26.0 ha.

Altitude:

500-540 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

3 km Southwest of Wallace Ford Road and Mount Gowie Road, Clarks Junction.
NZTM (centre point): E1376900 N4932400

Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.46, Map F52.

Territorial Authority:

Dunedin City Council

 

Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp

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'

A1-A4, A6-A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and Juncus sp. 2

Aerial View of Fortification Stream Headwaters Swamp (March 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.

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