Bowyers Stream again

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Bowyers Stream again

Post by Steve » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:53 am

In spring 2013 Future Rivers bought to the attention of CSI F&G these types of works, a meeting was arranged between the Ecan river engineer, ourselves and CSI F&G. At that meeting the CSI F&G officer told the Ecan river engineer and ourselves that he 'could see few issues' with this type of work - at the time we were standing right in front of one of a number of pools the river control people had taken out in Bowyers Stream!

I followed up with the CSI Chief Executive Jay Graybil and later the CSI Council, providing detailed information and photo's of the extent of these works. We had proposed developing a set of guidelines to minimise the impact for this type of work, not only to Bowyers Stream, but all fisheries, but CSI F&G undermined that completely - So this recent work could have been avoided had CSI F&G been more astute...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/ ... g-a-stream


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Re: Bowyers Stream again

Post by Andy W » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Yep and what with the recent damage by rain - she's knackered now.



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Re: Bowyers Stream again

Post by fraser hocks » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:58 pm

What a mess? At least they are going to perform restoration works! Do you think this will be followed through with, and if so could the measures restore the stream to a decent state Steve?


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Re: Bowyers Stream again

Post by Steve » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:26 pm

Fraser it is a complete mess. I didn't see the recent works, but they have done it time and again over many years. It really just needs a set of guidelines for how to approach it, we found some guidelines from the waikato region which could have been used as a base, simple things like reinstating a pool once the work is done, making the work resilient enough to withstand flood flows - it really is a joke, they come in, fix up a corner, destroy the habitat, next flood comes along and washes it away again, so back they come and do it all again.... achieves very little, great employment scheme though.

Who knows about the restoration works, we have two notably dysfunctional organisations here - not much hope I would suggest, but nature does a good job if only they would leave it alone for long enough.



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