Aimee Linke: North Rhine River
Bottle number: 106
About the water
Collected at: North Rhine River, which enters into the Marne River, then the Murray River, [near Keyneton], South Australia
331645, 6172082, 54UTM
Collected by: Aimee Linke
It is a beautiful part of our property.
|Nitrates:||0.05mg/LN x 4.43 = 0.2215 (colour was less than lowest on colour comparator)|
|Phosphates:||0.025mg/LP x 3.07 = 0.07675|
|Dissolved oxygen:||12 drops – 0.5mg/L x 12 = 6mg/L (water clear but with blue specks).|
The water is usually clear and flows each year. During dry seasons it is only a very slight flow, often over bank. Surrounding landholders graze cows, sheep, horses and goats.
ACT Waterwatch says:
This site is doing well. More revegetation to control erosion is all it needs, and that will come with time and good pasture management.
Note the exposed banks on the left side of the river. The trees at this site are lovely and old, but there is a problem. Where are the young trees and bushes? A really healthy waterway is clad with large and small, old and young trees and bushes. One can see on the hill slope some younger trees – fabulous. To bring this already lovely site to its fullest potential, some planting closer to the river would be great.
About the site
We have owned this property for 6 years with no grazing. Previous to our ownership it was grazed by sheep and horses.
What's going on:
We have been revegetating the site, in the past there has been some bank erosion.