Site visit details


Catchment Yarra River
Site Blackburn Lake at the Landing, a constructed platform on the edge of the lake ME_YGR020
Date and Time Sunday 5th May 2019 10:30am
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 rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
Sample 0.15 34.72 3.5 143 6.4 0 13 15 24
Weather cloudy
Last rainfall During the last week 0.00
Flow estimate STAGNANT: No continuous flow in channel but channel continuous (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Stained brown
Stream depth 51cm - 99cm
Stream width
Litter/Pollutants plastic,packets,polystyrene,other: Straw

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

What stands out: erossion on banks next to the Landing still happening

Fishing line attached to a few metal rails of the Landing

Two large Carps swimming on the surface.

Birds: Lots of Thornbills, Australian Grebe (different from the Grebe seen at Pobblebonk, this one's smaller)

Water is murky, lots of organic matter around the edges.


Diary photos

No diary entries recorded for this visit

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