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Site code ME_ETO300
Site name Toomuc Creek opposite the performing arts centre at Beaconhills College
Status Active
Water Authority Melbourne
Basin Bunyip River
Catchment Bunyip River
Sub catchment Toomuc Creek
Reach 28_10 Wylies Drain
Water type Creek
Council
History View all 32 site visits 20-03-2012 - 14-06-2016
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Last data: 14-06-2016
Date D.O mg/L EC µS/cm pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb NTU
15-06-2015 8 500 7.9 0.02 14 9.9 10
29-07-2015 8 590 8 0.01 13 9.8 15
12-08-2015 9 510 7.9 0 14 10.6 10
21-10-2015 7 410 7.5 0 15 15.9 15
01-03-2016 3 500 7.3 0.03 35 21.6 15
26-04-2016 7 430 7.6 0.02 25.5 15.7 10
24-05-2016 7 750 7.8 0.01 14 12.8 0
14-06-2016 3.5 640 7.8 0.02 15 10 0

Habitat

Date Comment Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
14-06-2016 Fair 3 Good 8 Good 8 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 28
24-05-2016 Good 4 Good 8 Good 8 Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 29
26-04-2016 Fair 3 Good 8 Good 8 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 28
01-03-2016 Today we had to find a new site due to the previous site being inundated with vegetation & severely flow restricted. The sand bar has grown to create a stagnant pool that has completely changed the creek flow. The new site is now opposite the Little Albert daycare centre (100m N of the previous site). NB the drain is S of our site. Excellent 5 Fair 6 Fair 6 Poor 2 Good 8 Fair 27
01-03-2016 Today we had to find a new site due to the previous site being inundated with vegetation & severely flow restricted. The sand bar has grown to create a stagnant pool that has completely changed the creek flow. The new site is now opposite the Little Albert daycare centre (100m N of the previous site). NB the drain is S of our site. Excellent 5 Fair 6 Fair 6 Poor 2 Good 8 Fair 27
21-10-2015 the grass was longer and reeds more dense Good 4 Excellent 10 Good 8 Fair 3 Good 8 Good 33
12-08-2015 A new habitat of grasses is developing in stream as silt is pilling up on the branches. Branches are beginning to act as a dam widening and deepening the stream. Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
12-08-2015 A new habitat of grasses is developing in stream as silt is pilling up on the branches. Branches are beginning to act as a dam widening and deepening the stream. Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
29-07-2015 Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
15-06-2015 sand bar in stream growing Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
18-03-2015 A lot more vegetation than usual, access to the water is more difficult than previous and a small slope near the stream is developing. Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 25
01-12-2014 Extensive tall vegetation, many thin branches in the river causing sand deposits in the centre of the stream. Fair 3 Fair 6 Excellent 10 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Good 30
15-09-2014 Fair 3 Good 8 Good 8 Good 4 Good 8 Good 31
18-08-2014 Fair 3 Fair 6 Excellent 10 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Good 30
17-06-2014 N/A 0
13-05-2014 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 24
25-03-2014 N/A 0
25-02-2014 Lots of growth since our last visit. Fair 3 Fair 6 Excellent 10 Good 4 Fair 6 Good 29
03-12-2013 Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
29-10-2013 long reeds Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
03-09-2013 large tree fallen close to water and on verge bright orange fungai Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
30-07-2013 recent rainfall and winds have caused debris deposited on trees and logs across the stream. Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Fair 28
11-06-2013 recent light rain, murky and fast flowing stream Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 25
07-05-2013 Fair 3 Good 8 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Good 29
28-11-2012 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 6 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Fair 27
15-08-2012 It has been raining steady and heavily for 3-4 weeks on and off. The water levels are high and the creek width is wider, to the point that it was difficult to measure both the depth and width accurately. The creek bank is very soft and unstable, to the point that it was unsafe and too difficult to gather enough macro-invertebrates to give an accurate ready of abundance and bug score. We found a few sensative species, a couple of water boatman and no tolerant species at all. Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 6 Excellent 5 Good 8 Good 30
13-06-2012 see branch comment Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 25
01-05-2012 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 25
20-03-2012 Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 27
01-01-1970 Fair 3 Excellent 10 Excellent 10 Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 32