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 Wednesday 16th May 2012 14:15pm
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 0 630 6.8 16.5 13 28 9
Weather cloudy
Last rainfall During the last week 10
Flow estimate LOW: Minimum flow in channel/continuous flow in some part of channel (in-stream habitats connected)
Water Appearance Clear,Foamy/frothy
Stream depth 0 - 50cm
Stream width 1
Coordinator, Julia, decided we should not analyse for Phos and ammonia in future because of the persistent discolouration of the water. The water had a thin frothy surface film and was weakly yellowish. It was noticed, and had been noticed previously, but not reported, that when the water is left standing the intensity of the discolouration seems to slowly increase. This seems to be caused by growth of algae in the sample bottle. Julia currently researching inot nutrient testing to be conducted by Ecowise

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