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Catchment Bunyip River
Site Balcombe Creek at LHS of Eramosa Road, Moorooduc ME_EBA200
Date and Time Sunday 6th December 2009 00:00am
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 0.07 6 5200 0.07 7.3 20 21.4 3
Weather Sunny
Last rainfall Last 7 days
Flow estimate Temporary
Water Appearance
Stream depth 100.00
Stream width 1.00


Migrated from old Melbourne data
Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Poor 2 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 25

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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