Horizons Regional Council reports water quality at popular swimming spots in the Region each summer season. There are three ways to check your favourite swim spot’s water quality:
Horizons also checks blue-green algae levels at popular recreational lakes, for more information see Safe Lake Horowhenua.
Our Region is home to many popular swimming spots which provide fantastic places to cool off when conditions are right. At the same time it's important to remain mindful of risks presented by swimming in a natural environment and keep an eye out for sunken logs, rocks and river bank trees that could present a hazard.
Rangitikei River update
Monday 4 Feb, 2013
Horizons Regional Council water quality scientists found no sign of blue/green algae in the Rangitikei River at Bulls during a visit to the site on Saturday 2 February. While river levels are low and some dead plant matter is visible, this is not blue/green algae and will not pose a risk to dogs or humans.