Site visit details


Catchment Yarra River
Site A tributary of Reedy Creek, (Locksley Road Main Drain) 80 metres above site YYR803, Wilsons Reserve, Ivanhoe. ME_YYR801
Date and Time Thursday 15th March 2012 14:00pm
Approved Approved


Physical Chemical Tests

Ammon-Nit mg/L NH3-N N mg/L NH4+ D.O mg/L EC µS/cm FrP mg/L P pH pH Units rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
Sample 4 0 550 6.6 0.67 21.5 18.5 55 9
Weather overcast
Last rainfall During the last 24 hours 12
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Clear
Stream depth 0 - 50cm
Stream width 1
Water clear but has yellowish colour. The sample was not filtered. The ammonia test gave an 'Over range' result (>4mg/l), however, the Smart 2 reading after 5x dilution was 0. Assumed because the diluted test solution was a paler yellow colour than the sample. The Smart 2 was obviously confused by the water colour and therefore the phos reading is also not reliable. There was a minor coating of yellow algae on the bed of the stream even though it had been flushed by yesterday's rain. No oxygen was recorded in the sample.

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