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Catchment Barwon River
Site Blairwood Creek @ Portarlington Rd CO_SWA060
Date and Time Wednesday 27th June 2012 08:35am
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

D.O. % D.O mg/L E coli orgs/100mL EC µS/cm Nitrate-Nit mg/L N pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C P mg/L Turb NTU
Sample 92 10.7 500 0.26 8 8 59
Weather cloudy
Last rainfall During the last week 39.5
Flow estimate BANKFULL: High flow within channel capacity and in-stream habitats connected
Water Appearance Muddy,Foamy/frothy
Stream depth 0 - 50cm
Stream width 2m - 5m
Litter/Pollutants bottles,plastic
The pH meter wouldn't calibrate -showed E2 error message. I tried calibrating again with fresh buffer 7. Still no good. I soaked the pH bulb in weak HCl. Still couldn't calibrate; I soaked the bulb in buffer 7 solution for several hours.Still wouldn't calibrate. So I gave up.


Indigenous vegetation: Water ribbons (in-stream); banks: Spiny Mat-rush, Bower Spinach; Overhanging: Drooping She-oak, Black She-oak, Black Wattle; Introduced (bank): Italian Buckthorn
Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 6 Poor 2 Poor 4 Fair 22

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