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Performance Targets

To continue to develop and implement a prioritised state of environment monitoring programme based on the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans by:

  • Operating a region-wide hydrometric network for the measurement, recording, and reporting of groundwater levels.
  • Operating a region-wide network for the measurement, recording and reporting of groundwater quality trends.

Another performance target relating to compliance hydrological monitoring rather than State of Environment monitoring of hydrology is:

  • Monitor compliance with, and the effects of, the exercise of resource consents, Regional Plans and statutory environmental standards by:
    • Collecting water use records and measuring stream flows, groundwater and lake levels associated with significant water abstractions.