Coastal water quality monitoring results 2018-2020

In order to assess the state of our coastal water quality and track changes in water quality over time Northland Regional Council (council) carries out routine state of the environment monitoring of the region’s coastal water quality.

Council reports the state of its coastal water quality every three years so that we can keep track of the current state of our water quality and identify water quality issues.

This report presents the current state of Northland’s coastal water quality using results from monitoring undertaken by council between January 2018 and December 2020 and includes an analysis of temporal trends (2010-2019). It also identifies sites where there are water quality issues and identifies some of the factors that may be causing these water quality issues.