Site visit details


Catchment Bunyip River
Site Tanti Creek at Stones Crossing ME_ETN600
Date and Time Thursday 29th December 2016 18:18pm
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 FAU Turb NTU
Sample 0.07 37.3301 3.2 244 6.2 0.01 24 23 191
Weather raining
Last rainfall Raining now 10.00
Flow estimate HIGH: Less than bankfull and in-stream habitats connected
Water Appearance Milky
Stream depth 51cm - 99cm
Stream width 2m - 5m
Hazards slippery ground due to rain

Second of two special samples taken to investigate water quality during an intense rain event.

10mm fell between 15.45 and 17.00 with peak rain rates of 140mm/hr.

Results from the two readings show very high ammonium and high phosphate associated with the initial surge of stormwater (16.28). These levels fell back close to background in this reading at 18.18.  Very high turbidity (from silt load from bank erosion) and very low DO persisted for the entire monitoring period, however.

Diary photos

No diary entries recorded for this visit

Creative Commons CC BY
All content, files, data and images provided by the Waterwatch Data Portal and Gallery are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution License

Content is made available to be used in any way, and should always attribute Waterwatch and