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 Friday 13th April 2012 08:50am
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 1.2 0 730 6.9 0.33 13 12.5 77 33
Weather sunny
Last rainfall More than a week ago 4
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Milky
Stream depth 0 - 50cm
Stream width 1
The water was a milky colour beneath a layer of floating brown algae. The sample water was not filtered because the turbidity was below 40NTU. The ammonia test gave an 'over range' result (>4mg/l) on the Smart2 but on 5x dilution gave 0.24mg/l, i.e. a result of 1.20 mg/l. It is probably not reliable and similarly the phosphate result is probably not reliable either because of the colour of the water. Julia researching into Ecowise conducting nutrient tests

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