Story: Water quality

Wetland reduces nutrient loads

Wetland reduces nutrient loads

Wetlands can be created to reduce or remove nutrients from polluted runoff water before it enters major lakes or rivers. This wetland is in Whakarewarewa Forest, by Lake Rotorua.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Mike Scarsbrook

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Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Lakes Rotorua and Taupō, and the Manawatū River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15531/wetland-reduces-nutrient-loads (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016