Site visit details


Catchment Otway Coast
Site Wye River upper, above Big 4 Caravan Park CO_WYE050
Date and Time Sunday 3rd March 2019 11:10am
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

D.O. % D.O mg/L EC µS/cm pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb NTU
Sample 71.74 6.5 1182 7.5 0.06 25 20 3.26
Weather overcast
Last rainfall More than a week ago
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Stained brown,Other
Stream depth 1m - 2m
Stream width 2m - 5m
Hazards snakes

We picked up quite a lot of rubbish as we walked up the Riverwalk including plastic, polystyrene foam, paper from the river and its banks.

Contractors hired by Parks Victoria have slashed a path from the first ford to our observation site as well as poisoning some of the weeds such as blackberries and asparagus fern along the river walk.

The river was very low with minimal flow, lots of pollen and leaf litter on the surface.

Diary photos

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