New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs

May 14th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve.

There is video of the manure slurry feeding into the crystal clear water over SOSGoldenBay.nz. Scroll down to the 28 April entry, if you dare.

Via: Stuff:

High E-coli levels have been found in a creek that flows into the reserve that holds the country’s largest freshwater springs.

The monitoring of Fish Creek, which flows into Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve in Golden Bay, revealed the water is subject to severe levels of pollution from dairy farm runoff during rain events.

Te Waikoropupu Springs is the southern hemisphere’s largest coldwater springs and has some of the clearest waters ever measured on earth.

High E-coli levels have been found in a creek that flows into the reserve that holds the country’s largest freshwater springs.

The monitoring of Fish Creek, which flows into Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve in Golden Bay, revealed the water is subject to severe levels of pollution from dairy farm runoff during rain events.

Te Waikoropupu Springs is the southern hemisphere’s largest coldwater springs and has some of the clearest waters ever measured on earth.

One Response to “New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs”

  1. Dennis Says:

    The earlier cryptogon entry on this topic:
    http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=50797

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