Site visit details


Catchment Yarra River
Site Gardiners Creek upstream of Blackburn Lake, at Pobblebonk point, adjacent to Vegemite Creek ME_YGR006
Date and Time Sunday 5th May 2019 10:00am
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

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 Rain mm rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
Sample 0 56.3 5.8 143 6.7 0 15 14 23
Weather cloudy
Last rainfall 0.00
Flow estimate STAGNANT: No continuous flow in channel but channel continuous (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Stained brown,Other
Stream depth 1m - 2m
Stream width
Litter/Pollutants bottles,plastic,cans,polystyrene

Monitors: John Shortridge, Su Dempsy, Elaine Boucher, Wira Yan, Alfoncina

Change since last time: Recent rain in last 3 days has deposited lots of leaf litter, mulch and rubbish from Vegemite creek, strong flow has flattened Cumbunji opposite Vegemite Creek.

What stands out: DO reading higher for this location. Could be due to all the rubbish?

Birds: Hoary headed grebe diving down towards the boardwalk. Coots.

Weather cloudy and cool. No flow.

Diary photos

No diary entries recorded for this visit

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