Water quality problems in Kinloch Marina, Lake Taupo
By: Howard-Williams, C.
Contributor(s): Davies, J. (DSIR, Ecology Division, Freshwater Section. Taupo) | Pickmere, S. (DSIR, Ecology Division, Freshwater Section. Taupo).Material type: BookSeries: Taupo Research Laboratory report: no. 54Publisher: Taupo, N.Z. : Ecology Division, DSIR, 1982Description: 14 leaves (various pagings) : illustrations (figures, tables) ; 30 cm.Subject(s): LAGAROSIPHON MAJOR | NITELLA HOOKERI | KINLOCH MARINA | WATER QUALITY | PLANT CONTROL | MACROPHYTES | GROUNDWATER | LAKE TAUPO | AQUATIC WEEDS | OSCILLATORIA | SPIROGYRA | MELOSIRA | SEWAGE | SEPTIC TANKS | ALGAEOnline resources: NIWA document server
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10 refs; 3 figs; 6 tables Unpublished information held on Ecology Division file 27/T/54. This report is provisional and should not be quoted without consulting the authors or Director
Kinloch Marina (Lake Taupo) has continuing water quality problems associated with aquatic plant growth. Benthic and epiphytic algae (Nitella, Oscillatoria, Spirogyra, Melosira) are the main nuisance species. Vascular macrophyte growth appears to be suppressed by the algal mats. Nutrient levels in the marina are high. The source of these has been identified as natural groundwater with a possible but small septic tank contamination. Methods of aquatic plant control in the marina are discussed and some recommendations are made for future management