Aquatic Weed Spraying - Rotorua and Waikato Hydro lakes

7th April 2021. Mercury Energy have advised of a weed spraying programme commencing 12th April 2021 or as soon after the weather allows in the following Waikato hydro lakes; Aratiatia (8 hectares), Atiamuri (7 hectares) Whakamaru (25 hectares) 

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Eastern Fish & Game has received the following notice from Boffa Miskell regarding the upcoming weed spraying programme for the Rotorua lakes. For further information contact them 0800 638 943 or see the LINZ website
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30th March 2021
Notice from Boffa Miskell

Aquatic weed spraying is scheduled to be carried out in the Rotorua/Te Arawa Lakes from Wednesday 7th April and will continue intermittently until Friday 28th May 2021.

 

This work will be carried out via boat-based and helicopter boom spraying using the herbicide diquat in gel form at the following sites.

 

Diquat Control

 

 

Property name

Site Name

Hectare (ha)

Lake Ōkareka

Acacia Bay

17.7

Lake Ōkareka

DOC Camp Beach

12.7

Lake Ōkareka

Bird Walkway Bay

44.2

 

Total

74.6

 

 

 

Lake Rotoiti

Ōkahutoroa Bay/Cherry Bay

3.4

Lake Rotoiti

Ōkawa Bay

2.7

Lake Rotoiti

Te Weta Bay

0.9

Lake Rotoiti

Ōtaramarae Bay Boat Ramp

1.6

Lake Rotoiti

Whangamoa Drive

4.5

Lake Rotoiti

Te Ti Bay

9.2

Lake Rotoiti

Te Ārero Bay

4.2

Lake Rotoiti

Tokerau Bay

1.0

Lake Rotoiti

Gisborne Point

6.8

Lake Rotoiti

Tuarae Point

1.0

Lake Rotoiti

Te Ruato Bay

4.2

Lake Rotoiti

Hauparu Bay

3.3

Lake Rotoiti

Tapuaekura Bay

3.9

 

Total

46.7

 

 

 

Lake Rotorua

Kawaha Point

9.6

 

Total

9.6

 

 

 

Lake Tarawera

Boatshed Bay Ramp

1.0

Lake Tarawera

Stoney Point Ramp

1.1

Lake Tarawera

Te Karamea Bay

1.0

Lake Tarawera

Wairua Stream Mouth

3.2

Lake Tarawera

Otumutu Lagoon/Humphries Bay

1.1

 

Total

7.4

 

 

 

Lake Ōkataina

Tauranganui Bay/Public Boat Ramp

22.5

 

Log Pool Bay

23.2

 

Ōruaroa Bay and Point Beach

17.1

 

Kaiwaka Bay

13.2

 

Haumingi Bay

10.1

 

Paremata Bay

3.8

 

Kaikākahi Bay

16.2

 

Tikitiki Point to South West Corner

17.0

 

Total

123.1

 

In addition to this the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) are also undertaking a one-day boat based Endothall trial in liquid form at Ngāhauā Bay on Lake Ōkataina, Wednesday 7th April. This will only take a few hours to complete.

Endothall Control

 

 

Property name

Site Name

Hectare (ha)

Lake Ōkataina

Ngāhauā Bay

1

 

Total

1

 

All work is dependent on suitable weed, water and weather conditions and is subject to change without notice.

 

Advertisements have been placed in the Rotorua Daily Post as well as on the radio to inform lake users of the control work.

 

Warning signage will also be erected at boat ramps etc where work is being undertaken.  

 

If you have any questions in relation to this work, please feel free to call us on 0800 638 943 or keep up to date with treatment progress on the LINZ website.

 

Further updates on projected works and maps will be provided on Tuesday 6th April once we have a better idea of the weather forecast after the long weekend.

 

Ngā mihi,

Boffa Miskell

www.boffamiskell.co.nz