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Catchment Yarra River
Site Scotchman's Creek. Bottom of Valley Reserve immediately East of Regent Street, Mt Waverley ME_YSC020
Date and Time Sunday 21st August 2011 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 rP mg/L P Air ° C Water ° C Turb FTU Turb NTU
Sample 0.04 220 6.4 18.5 13 9
Weather sunny
Last rainfall During the last week 15
Flow estimate
Water Appearance
Stream depth
Stream width
Recent rain refreshed the water in the wetlands and the general appearance is good (slow flows bypass the wetlands because of pit blockages, 12 mm events usually refresh the ponds). Stream flows are slow. Most of the water quality results are Good. However the phosphate and conductivity results from the Crosby Arm are poor. Habitat ratings for all the sites are Fair or Good. Site 1a (Fiander Arm) is not as good as last year, with respect to instream vegetation and silt deposited in the stream bed. Site 1b (Crosby Arm) is slightly improved, with respect to in stream vegetation, but silting and bank vegetation are not good (note, the assessment site is downstream of the sections which were severely eroded in the summer storms). Site 4 (Wetlands, upstream pond) is slightly improved in all respects except silting and erosion.


habitat survey from 19/06/2011 bank vegetation & verge vegetation were rated 7
Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 24

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