Waitotara River Monitoring

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The Ngamatapouri School Waitotara River Monitoring Project is a collaborative effort to investigate and monitor the changes of the Waitotara River over the course of a year.

Project overview

Students are collecting drone imagery for analysis as well as using a Stream Health Monitoring Assessment Kit (SHMAK) to gather information on water clarity, conductivity, PH levels and temperature. Students are also creating a device to remotely monitor river levels to provide early warning of floods to the school and to make additional devices for their own homes and others in their community.


Taranaki Regional Council, Andrew Hornblow – Bright Sparks