Wave barrier drone footage

The drone footage below shows a 100m long wave barrier that has been established on the south western side of Te Waihora.

The wave barrier has been placed to enable submerged plants, known as macrophytes, to become established.

NIWA freshwater ecologist Mary de Winton believed the barrier to be the first of its kind in the world for this purpose.

“This barrier idea was conceived by NIWA and was installed in late May,” says Mary.

The barrier will enable young, transplanted macrophytes to become established so they can help prevent erosion and improve water quality at the Lake.