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LOOK AFTER THE LIFE FORCE OF THE WATER

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The Pomahaka Water Care Group is a farmer-led group of landowners who are working together to improve the health of the Pomahaka River catchment. 

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The Pomahaka River is located in South West Otago and is a world renowned trout fishery. We also have significant native freshwater fish populations, including longfin and shortfin eel, lamprey, freshwater crayfish, and the endemic Pomahaka galaxias.

Our purpose

The Pomahaka Water Care Group has as its aim:

 

Our aim is for the Pomahaka River to be recognized as having the absolute highest water quality so that future generations can enjoy the river as we have.

Our catchment

The Pomahaka catchment is 2060km2. The River begins in behind the Black Umbrella mountains, and travels for 80kms before entering the Clutha River/Mata-Au just downstream from Clydevale.

There are several significant tributaries that enter the Pomahaka throughout its length, the largest of these is the Waipahi River.

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Our work

Working with tributary groups

We work alongside local tributary groups to find local solutions to local problems

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Raising awareness

We know how important it is to share our message

Working with schools

A core component of our work is education, here we discuss our work with local schools

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Water testing

We have a comprehensive water testing programme which has been ongoing since 2015

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