29 Jul 2019

Are we making "zombie" rivers?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:18 pm on 29 July 2019

We might be making "zombie" rivers, a Waikato scientist warns.

That's were waterways are locked into position between stopbanks and their headwaters. And that could be a real problem for the rivers' ecosystems. 

Professor James Brasington is the Regional Council Chair of River Science at the University of Waikato, and is due to give a lecture on this topic next week. He's explains the problem. 

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