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Catchment Bunyip River
Site Toomuc Creek at Chambers Reserve ME_ETO100
Date and Time Sunday 20th February 2011 10:30am
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

Ammon-Nit mg/L NH3-N N mg/L NH4+ 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 NTU
Sample 0 240 0.05 7 18.4 17 40
Weather Cloudy
Last rainfall Last 24 hrs
Flow estimate Fast
Water Appearance
Stream depth 20.00
Stream width 2.00
What has changed: Loss of vegetation, erosion What stands out: Flood damage, see photos other observations: High brown stain - difficult to assess phosphate colour crage. Battery flat on pH meter. used litmus paper.


Migrated from old Melbourne data
Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Poor 2 Good 8 Good 8 VeryPoor 1 Poor 4 Fair 23

Creatures Waterwatch method

Image Species Score Quantity
c. Family Atyidae (glass shrimp) 0 N/A
d. Family Hydrophilidae, Genus Helochares (Beetle adult) d. Family Hydrophilidae, Genus Helochares (Beetle adult) 2 N/A
Freshwater shrimp Freshwater shrimp 5 N/A
Caddis-fly Larvae (Trichoptera) Caddis-fly Larvae (Trichoptera) 7 N/A
Mayfly nymph (Ephemeroptera) Mayfly nymph (Ephemeroptera) 7 N/A
Stonefly nymph (Plecoptera) Stonefly nymph (Plecoptera) 8 N/A
Aquatic Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) 3 N/A
Damselfly Nymph (Odonata) Damselfly Nymph (Odonata) 6 N/A
Dragonfly Nymph (Odonata) Dragonfly Nymph (Odonata) 6 N/A
Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia) Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia) 0 N/A
Freshwater slater (Isopoda) Freshwater slater (Isopoda) 5 N/A
Toebiters Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) Toebiters Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) 6 N/A
Water mites (Acarina) Water mites (Acarina) 5 N/A
Yabbies/Marron/Gilgie Freshwater (Decapoda) Yabbies/Marron/Gilgie Freshwater (Decapoda) 5 N/A
Beetle larvae (Coleoptera) Beetle larvae (Coleoptera) 4 N/A
Flatworms (Turbellaria) 3 N/A
Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda) Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda) 3 N/A
Hydra (Hydrozoa) Hydra (Hydrozoa) 4 N/A
Leeches (Hirudinea) Leeches (Hirudinea) 3 N/A
Roundworms (Nematoda) Roundworms (Nematoda) 3 N/A
Side Swimmer/Scud (Amphipoda) Side Swimmer/Scud (Amphipoda) 4 N/A
True Bugs - Backswimmers, Water-boatmen, Water-striders (Hemiptera) True Bugs - Backswimmers, Water-boatmen, Water-striders (Hemiptera) 4 N/A
Biting Midge Larvae (Diptera) Biting Midge Larvae (Diptera) 2 N/A
Mosquito Larvae (Diptera) Mosquito Larvae (Diptera) 2 N/A
Non Biting Midge Larvae - Bloodworms (Diptera) Non Biting Midge Larvae - Bloodworms (Diptera) 0 N/A
Segmented Worm (Oligochaeta) Segmented Worm (Oligochaeta) 1 N/A
Total bug score
Total abundance 0 - 35 35+
0 - 200 Poor Good
200+ Fair Very good
Total abundance: 0 Total score: 0 Overall rating: Poor

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