Tempero, G. W., & Hamilton, D. P. (2015). Nutrient and sediment loads from farm drains – fact sheet. Hamilton, New Zealand: Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ), University of Waikato.
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Runoff from intensive agriculture has been identified as a major contributor to the decline of New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems. Excessive nutrient and sediment losses to lakes and rivers lead to reduced water clarity and quality, which in turn leads to reductions in biodiversity and amenity and aesthetic values.
Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ), University of Waikato