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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 01:25

Wairio Wetland is full

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Wario full: Bund wall seems to have made the difference. Wario full: Bund wall seems to have made the difference. Ross Cottle

For the first time since the final bund wall was installed the wetland is full of water. Water runs the full length from the Oporua stop bank in the north to the stage one bund wall in the south, and in parts from the Parera Rd to the edge of Lake Wairarapa.

The water ranges in depth from a meter to shallow margins with small islands scattered throughout.

A wide variety of birds were there including Black Swan, Canada Geese, Dabchicks and lots of Ducks.

Also thousands of Frogs making a huge noise. I am confident that with this amount of  water there at the start of spring that we will still have water there at the end of summer, unlike last year when the wetland dried out completely.

Ross Cottle

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