Site visit details

Overview

Catchment Loddon River
Site Birchs Creek @ Werona-Kingston Road NC_BIR115
Date and Time Thursday 25th April 2019 11:58am
Approved Approved

Notes

Physical Chemical Tests

EC µS/cm pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Turb NTU
Sample 333 7.5 0 14.7 9
Weather overcast
Last rainfall During the last week
Flow estimate STAGNANT: No continuous flow in channel but channel continuous (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Other
Stream depth 1m - 2m
Stream width 2m - 5m
Hazards
Litter/Pollutants clothing,other: Dead sheep

The site smelled so strongly of decaying sheep carcass, I could not stay and take any photographs. The site often smells of rotting carcass, but today was particularly revolting.

Also, the stream was covered in willow leaves and other bits of willow that fall during Autumn. I could not tell if the creek was clear or murky.

Habitat

Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Good 4 Poor 4 Good 8 Good 4 Poor 4 24

Diary photos

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