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Catchment Otway Coast
Site Wye River, fishing platform above playground CO_WYE100
Date and Time Sunday 4th February 2018 11:30am
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

D.O. % D.O mg/L EC µS/cm pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb NTU
Sample 86.03 7.5 1015 6.6 0.03 22 22 3.32
Weather cloudy
Last rainfall During the last week
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Other
Stream depth 1m - 2m
Stream width > 5m
Hazards Nil

Photos attached show the algae in the river at the fishing platform, it is particularly evident in the river downstream from the where the caravan park pumps out its water.  There is algae at different points along the river below the pump.  Below the bridge there are two signs warning against swimming in the river due to high levels of bacteria.  There has been discussion amongst the Waterwatch group about the health of the river as the signs have been placed at the rivermouth during the Summer. The concern we have is that the river has not had a chance to flow properly over the Summer due to all the water being pumped out for businesses and individuals.

Diary photos

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