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Site code ME_YSC012
Site name Glen Waverley Main Drain. Behind 5/6 Crosby Drive, Glen Waverley
Status Active
Water Authority Melbourne
Basin Yarra River
Catchment Yarra River
Sub catchment Gardiners Creek
Reach
Water type Creek
Council Monash City Council
History View all 98 site visits 21-03-2001 - 22-09-2019
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Last data: 22-09-2019
Date Ammon-Nit mg/L NH3-N N mg/L NH4+ D.O. % D.O mg/L EC µS/cm FrP mg/L P Nitrate-Nit mg/L N pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
22-10-2017 0.25 160 6.6 12 14 6
19-11-2017 0.06 94.06 8.9 190 6.7 0.062 22 18 13
21-01-2018 1.5 150 6.5 27 22 9
18-02-2018 0.04 76.59 7.4 110 6.6 0.114 18 17 8
25-03-2018 0 150 6.6 22 21 15
22-04-2018 0.02 80.56 8.3 110 6.5 0.072 15 14 6
20-05-2018 0.05 170 6.9 13 14 6
24-06-2018 0.13 76.25 8.6 250 6.8 0.1 10 10 18
22-07-2018 0 210 6.8 11.5 10 20
20-08-2018 0.02 91.99 10.5 210 6.9 0.068 10 9.5 14
23-09-2018 0.07 69.88 7.7 230 6.8 0.22 11 11 9
28-10-2018 0 240 7.1 13 13 8
18-11-2018 0.08 85.27 8.5 240 7 0.189 18 15.5 11
20-01-2019 0.08 310 6.9 22 20 13
17-02-2019 0.02 31.28 2.9 180 6.8 0.3 20 19 14
24-03-2019 0.4 210 6.7 25 21 29
28-04-2019 0 37.05 3.9 330 6.7 0.111 14 13 16
19-05-2019 0.02 210 7 12 13 12
23-06-2019 0.02 87.63 10 300 7.3 0.078 6 9.5 14
21-07-2019 0.05 170 7 10.5 10 10
25-08-2019 0.02 87.9 9.8 200 7.2 0.02 11 10.5 11
22-09-2019 0.01 83.56 9 180 7.1 0.068 12 12 11

Habitat

Date Comment Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
23-06-2019 <p>In stream vegetation patchy but reasonably extensive. &nbsp;Active erosion and deposition occurring along the site area. &nbsp;Verge and bank vegetation still extensive and of reasonably good quality.&nbsp;</p> Good 4 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 28
24-06-2018 <p>Still rather weedy banks, but native verge vegetation maturing and now provides good cover.&nbsp; In stream vegetation improved.&nbsp; Still some spot erosion evident along banks, but not severe.</p> Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Good 8 27
23-07-2017 <p>23 July 2017:&nbsp; Erosion is less active, bare sand beds are still present, native verge vegetation is improving but the banks are weedy.</p> Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Fair 6 24
19-06-2016 Erosion still very active - sand banks in bed smothering in-stream vegetation which is very patchy. Very weedy verges. Poor 2 Fair 6 Poor 4 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 22
21-06-2015 21 June 2015: Observation site is now 100 m downstream of the earlier site, now close to our water sampling site. There has been unsightly and possibly serious pollution in the Glen Waverley Drain (Crosby arm, site 1b). All underwater surfaces (rocks, soil, vegetation) are coated with a soft clinging pale brown substance, with a consistency like lint and flour paste mixed, with a slight fatty odour. This extends from emergence from pipes at Waverley Rd, downstream to the first wetlands pond at Blackburn Rd. Otherwise, assessment is similar to the previous site in 2014. Good 4 Fair 6 Poor 4 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 23
24-08-2014 Still very limited in-stream vegetation. Native revegetation on the banks and verges is good. Active bank erosion is happening. Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Good 8 Fair 27
21-07-2013 Very little in-stream vegetation. Some tradescantia and onion weed on the banks. Native revegetation on the banks and verges is good. Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 26
26-08-2012 26 Aug 2012: Still very poor in stream vegetation due to 2010 pollution and sediment deposits (probably from upstream bank erosion and erosion of crushed rock pathways). Widespread weeds (tradescantia and panic veldt grass) on both verges. Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 26
21-08-2011 bank vegetation was rated a 5. Poor 2 Fair 6 Poor 4 Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 23

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