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Catchment Bunyip River
Site Tanti Creek at Stones Crossing ME_ETN600
Date and Time Thursday 9th June 2016 12:50pm
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 FAU Turb NTU
Sample 0.04 68 1565 7.1 0.04 15.5 14.4 64.3
Weather overcast
Last rainfall During the last week 16.8
Flow estimate BANKFULL: High flow within channel capacity and in-stream habitats connected
Water Appearance Muddy
Stream depth 0 - 50cm
Stream width 2m - 5m
Litter/Pollutants polystyrene
Erosion of banks evident with topsoil exposed Evidence of recent flooding Very few fish observed since weather changed in mid-May


Big variation in habitat from old growth swamp scrub in excellent condition to restored areas in fair-good condition to cleared areas in poor condition (refer diary photos)
Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
Fair 3 Fair 6 Poor 4 Good 4 Fair 6 Fair 23

Creatures Waterwatch method

Image Species Score Quantity
Caddis-fly Larvae (Trichoptera) Caddis-fly Larvae (Trichoptera) 7 N/A
Mayfly nymph (Ephemeroptera) Mayfly nymph (Ephemeroptera) 7 N/A
Stonefly nymph (Plecoptera) Stonefly nymph (Plecoptera) 8 N/A
Aquatic Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) Aquatic Caterpillars (Lepidoptera) 5 N/A
Damselfly Nymph (Odonata) Damselfly Nymph (Odonata) 6 N/A
Dragonfly Nymph (Odonata) Dragonfly Nymph (Odonata) 6 N/A
Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia) Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia) 5 N/A
Freshwater Shrimp/Prawn (Atyidae) Freshwater Shrimp/Prawn (Atyidae) 5 N/A
Freshwater slater (Isopoda) Freshwater slater (Isopoda) 5 N/A
Toebiters Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) Toebiters Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) 6 N/A
Water mites (Acarina) Water mites (Acarina) 5 N/A
Yabbies/Marron/Gilgie Freshwater (Decapoda) Yabbies/Marron/Gilgie Freshwater (Decapoda) 5 N/A
Aquatic Beetles - Diving Beetles, Whirligig Beetles (Coleoptera) Aquatic Beetles - Diving Beetles, Whirligig Beetles (Coleoptera) 3 N/A
Beetle larvae (Coleoptera) Beetle larvae (Coleoptera) 4 N/A
Flatworms (Turbellaria) Flatworms (Turbellaria) 3 N/A
Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda) Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda) 3 N/A
Hydra (Hydrozoa) Hydra (Hydrozoa) 4 N/A
Leeches (Hirudinea) Leeches (Hirudinea) 3 N/A
Roundworms (Nematoda) Roundworms (Nematoda) 3 N/A
Side Swimmer/Scud (Amphipoda) Side Swimmer/Scud (Amphipoda) 4 N/A
True Bugs - Backswimmers, Water-boatmen, Water-striders (Hemiptera) True Bugs - Backswimmers, Water-boatmen, Water-striders (Hemiptera) 4 N/A
Biting Midge Larvae (Diptera) Biting Midge Larvae (Diptera) 2 N/A
Fly Larvae -True, Black, Crane, March, Horse, and Soldier Fly Larvae (Diptera) Fly Larvae -True, Black, Crane, March, Horse, and Soldier Fly Larvae (Diptera) 2 N/A
Mosquito Larvae (Diptera) Mosquito Larvae (Diptera) 2 N/A
Non Biting Midge Larvae - Bloodworms (Diptera) Non Biting Midge Larvae - Bloodworms (Diptera) 1 N/A
Segmented Worm (Oligochaeta) Segmented Worm (Oligochaeta) 1 N/A
Total bug score
Total abundance 0 - 35 35+
0 - 200 Poor Good
200+ Fair Very good
Total abundance: 0 Total score: 0 Overall rating: Poor

Diary photos

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