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Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit

How healthy is your stream? SHMAK - the New Zealand Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit - has been designed to help you find out.

This kit enables non-scientists to collect consistent, scientifically valid information from small rural streams and to use that information to make assessments of stream health.

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Members of the Silverstream Restoration Group (Upper Hutt) monitoring the type and amount of periphyton (algae) growing in the Mawaihakona Stream. [Allen Sheppard]
Poor water quality compounds stream straightening. [NIWA]