Land use capability of the Mararoa River Catchment, Southland, New Zealand

By: Dunbar, G.A.
Contributor(s): Prickett, R.C | Howard, G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Land use capability survey: bulletin: Publisher: Christchurch : Soil Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, 1966Description: 59 p. : 25 cm.Subject(s): MARAROA RIVER | SOUTHLAND | NZMS262 14 | NZMS262 16 | RESOURCES | SOIL CONSERVATION | LAND USE | CATCHMENTS | WATER USES | CROPS | CONSUMPTION | IRRIGATION | HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATION | FLOW CONTROL | FLOODING In: Land use capability survey : bulletinSummary: The aim of the Mararoa River Catchment Survey was to assess the resources and the soil conservation problems of the catchment and subsequently to make recommendations concerning the use of the various land units. In making such recommendations the use of each land unit was considered in relation not only to its own resources, but in relation to the effect its use may have on adjacent land or on the catchment as a whole. Land use in this catchment is regarded in a wider sense than production of animal or plant crops only, as it also includes the yield of water for human and animal consumption, irrigation and hydro-electric power, and the regulation of water flow to minimize flooding. The Mararoa River in Southland is a major tributary of the Waiau River, which it enters below the outlet from Lake Manapouri. The total of the Mararoa catchment is 458 square miles
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STACK NO. 1 1966 1 Available J016050

4 maps; 3 appendices; 11 refs; 54 figs

The aim of the Mararoa River Catchment Survey was to assess the resources and the soil conservation problems of the catchment and subsequently to make recommendations concerning the use of the various land units. In making such recommendations the use of each land unit was considered in relation not only to its own resources, but in relation to the effect its use may have on adjacent land or on the catchment as a whole. Land use in this catchment is regarded in a wider sense than production of animal or plant crops only, as it also includes the yield of water for human and animal consumption, irrigation and hydro-electric power, and the regulation of water flow to minimize flooding. The Mararoa River in Southland is a major tributary of the Waiau River, which it enters below the outlet from Lake Manapouri. The total of the Mararoa catchment is 458 square miles

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