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Lower Otakia Creek Marsh

Description:

None available.

Type/Class:

Marsh/Saltmarsh 2

Size:

3.0 ha.

Altitude:

0-20 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

Northwest of the intersection of McIntosh Road and Sea View Road, Brighton.
NZTM (centre point): E1392670 N4908530

Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.89, Maps F54.

Territorial Authority:

Dunedin City Council.

 

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 Juncus sp. and gorse (Ulex europaeus). 2

  • Some drainage has occurred. 2

  • Waterfowl habitat value. 2

  • Presence of Black Stilt/Kaki (Himantopus novaezelandiae). 56

  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/083.

Aerial View of Lower Otokia Creek Marsh (March 2006) Aerial View of Lower Otokia Creek Marsh (March 2006)

Lower Otokia Creek Marsh (2008) “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.

56. Black Stilt at Kaikorai Estuary and Brighton Lagoon, In: The Ornithological Society of NZ - Otago Region Newsletter. No. 6, 2006.

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