FLOW ASSESSMENT: SPEEDIES ROAD HYDRO LTD

Speedies Road Hydro operate a small hydro power station in the King Country and sought Freshwater Solutions help to assess the effects of a proposed reduction in minimum flow. This assessment was undertaken in a physically challenging environment within the Tawarau River gorge and involved fish and invertebrate surveys as well as an instream habitat survey and the application of the Instream Flow Incremental Method (IFIM). The assessment results were presented as expert evidence to a Waikato Regional Council resource consent hearing.

Key services provided:

  • Design of hydrology and ecology assessment plan
  • In-stream habitat survey
  • Benthic invertebrate survey
  • Fish survey
  • Expert representation at resource consent hearing

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