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Site code NC_BIR400
Site name Birchs Creek @ Andersons Mill, Smeaton
Status Active
Water Authority North Central
Basin Loddon River
Catchment Loddon River
Sub catchment Tullaroop Creek
Reach 7_21 Birch Creek
Water type Other
Council
History View all 13 site visits 15-02-2007 - 01-09-2019
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Last data: 01-09-2019
Date EC µS/cm pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb NTU
05-09-2018 267 7.5 14
27-10-2018 361 8 0 17 0
27-11-2018 404 8.1 0 21 0
28-01-2019 333 7.9 0 31.3 0
03-03-2019 324 7.8 0 32.4 9
30-03-2019 352 8 0 19.2 9
25-04-2019 355 7.7 0 15.2 9
16-06-2019 285 7.2 0 11.4 0
01-09-2019 220 8 0 14.9 0

Habitat

Date Comment Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
01-09-2019 <p>All but one of the Blackwoods and Acacias that had eaten by something, are recovering.&nbsp;</p> Fair 3 Poor 4 Fair 6 Good 4 VeryPoor 2 19
16-06-2019 Fair 3 Poor 4 Poor 4 Good 4 Poor 4 19
25-04-2019 <p>This site has recently had the elms and willows and blackberry removed and exotic pasture grasses and weeds have sprung up in their place. The weeds appear to be minimising erosion and are protecting the soil. The weeds also appear to be facilitating the growth of the recently planted Blackwoods and Silver wattle. Most of the saplings have sprung up in size and were proabably protected from the heat and drought over summer by the height and density of the weeds.</p> <p>There is a lot of instream aquatic plant coverage. It is thriving in the sunlight and there appears to be an abundance of yabbies.&nbsp;</p> Poor 2 VeryPoor 2 Fair 6 Good 4 VeryPoor 2 16
03-03-2019 <p>Stream is in early stages of restoration. Only weedy species and a few native shrubs and gtasses are present.</p> Fair 3 VeryPoor 2 N/A Good 4 VeryPoor 2 11
27-11-2018 Poor 2 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 VeryPoor 2 20
27-10-2018 Poor 2 Poor 4 Poor 4 Good 4 Poor 4 18
09-03-2007 Poor 2 Good 8 Fair 6 Poor 2 Good 8 Fair 26

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