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Catchment Yarra River
Site Blackburn Lake at the Landing, a constructed platform on the edge of the lake ME_YGR020
Date and Time Sunday 8th April 2018 11:00am
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 FTU Turb NTU
Sample 0 61.07 5.3 6.6 0.01 24 22.4 30
Weather sunny
Last rainfall More than a week ago
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Other
Stream depth 51cm - 99cm
Stream width
Litter/Pollutants bottles

Monitors: Su Dempsy, Sue W., John Shortridge, Elaine Boucher, Stephanie E, Tanveer Alvi

- DO% saturation incorrect as Electrical Conductivity of water was not measured (the EC meter died - tried new batteries but didn't work). Have entered a random value to avoid error on submitting data. Removed EC parameter (RA)

- Weather was sunny with wind rising. And flow in water was wind driven.

- Water very discoloured, dark brown and scummy.

- 4 Pacific black ducks, 3 Chestnut teals (2 males, 1 female), 2 coots, 1 little pied cormorant.

Diary photos

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