Site visit details


Catchment Yarra River
Site Gardiners Creek upstream of Blackburn Lake, at Pobblebonk point, adjacent to Vegemite Creek ME_YGR006
Date and Time Sunday 2nd June 2019 10:00am
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 Rain mm rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
Sample 0.02 35.29 3.8 231 6.8 0.03 11 12 38
Weather overcast
Last rainfall During the last week 0.00
Flow estimate STAGNANT: No continuous flow in channel but channel continuous (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Scummy,Muddy
Stream depth 1m - 2m
Stream width
Litter/Pollutants bottles,plastic,cans,polystyrene

Monitors: Su D., Anne P., Elaine B., Alfoncina, Stephanie S. (visitor)

Changes since last time: Cumbunig and reeds flattened completely on opposite vegemite creek by heavy rainfall and water entering from stormwater drains.

What stands out: Cumbungi almost died off. Some clumps of reeds uprooted and washed up against log over creek.

Other Observations: 3 Dusky Moorhens, 2 Pacific Black Ducks, 1 Coot. Lots of litter.

Note: Readings for Ammonia and Phosphate were taken at water temperature of 25 degrees. Phosphate reading on site, at water temperature of 12 degrees was 0.0


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