Alexandra Secondary College: Goulburn River, Eildon
Bottle number: 66
About the water
Collected at: Goulburn River, Eildon, Victoria
200 metres downstream of Eildon Weir.
Collected by: Alexandra Secondary College (Mission X, Mrs R Bessant)
We are involved in a scientific research project and we are testing for water quality of local waterways and in researching local endangered species of flora and fauna.
|Dissolved oxygen:||90% 9.1MG/L|
Also tested water temperature: 14 degrees
ACT Waterwatch says:
Whatever they are doing, they are doing a nice job, that's excellent water quality! Weeds, while not ideal, stabilize soil and take up nutrients. Native plants are best, as they provide habitat for native animals, but weeds are better than bare soil as this site shows.
About the site
Open access easily, reinforced bank, evidence of cleared willow trees. Well known fishing access point.
The area is utilised for recreational access for canoes and rafts.
Some evidence of weed infestation include blackberries along the banks, however they are being controlled.
The site is in need of further reinforcing of erosion control as it seems to be slipping away.
What's going on:
Removal of exotic species of plants and reinforced bank to stop erosion needs attention.
We tested for turbidity, pH, nitrates, salinity and dissolved oxygen.