The complexity of the water issue facing New Zealand is illustrated by this picture taken yesterday (Tuesday 17 January 2017) by Fish & Game of Lake Forsyth.
The yellow coloured water is criss-crossed by trails left by swans and other birdlife as they exist in this environment.

The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee is to be applauded for the efforts that they are undertaking to improve the state of the lake, but as these photos show that solving the lake’s problems won’t be an overnight fix.

A combination of natural circumstances and land use practices have contributed to this, and the wider Canterbury community needs to get in behind the local community and iwi leaders and offer support to help their efforts to improve the lakes health.

Fish & Game staff were conducting an annual aerial survey of Game bird numbers when they were shocked by the state of the lake.

The clear calm conditions made the shockingly beautiful patterns on the lake stand out more than normally possible.

Initiatives under Plan Change 6 have attempted to introduce better erosion measures and methods to reduce farm sediment and nutrient runoff into local rivers and the lake.

There is a lot of community interest in developing a wetland area at the head of the lake, to act as a retention capacity to reduce impacts on the lake which will improve the health of lake.
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  • fishandgamenzThe complexity of the water issue facing New Zealand is illustrated by this picture taken yesterday (Tuesday 17 January 2017) by Fish & Game of Lake Forsyth.
    The yellow coloured water is criss-crossed by trails left by swans and other birdlife as they exist in this environment.

    The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee is to be applauded for the efforts that they are undertaking to improve the state of the lake, but as these photos show that solving the lake’s problems won’t be an overnight fix.

    A combination of natural circumstances and land use practices have contributed to this, and the wider Canterbury community needs to get in behind the local community and iwi leaders and offer support to help their efforts to improve the lakes health.

    Fish & Game staff were conducting an annual aerial survey of Game bird numbers when they were shocked by the state of the lake.

    The clear calm conditions made the shockingly beautiful patterns on the lake stand out more than normally possible.

    Initiatives under Plan Change 6 have attempted to introduce better erosion measures and methods to reduce farm sediment and nutrient runoff into local rivers and the lake.

    There is a lot of community interest in developing a wetland area at the head of the lake, to act as a retention capacity to reduce impacts on the lake which will improve the health of lake.

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  • tactique_Super cool
  • moralepatcharmoryLove it! Thanks for sharing 🇺🇸
  • maloupetersonnice!
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  • sessionswithmarioRight on!
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