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Alistair King: Dumaresq River

Alistair King: Dumaresq River

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Reference no: BNS17

About the water

Collected at: Dumaresq River, upstream of Pike Creek, [Mingoola] Queensland

-28.98865, 151.52361

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Collected by: Alastair King

Through involvement in Landcare and the Queensland Murray Darling Committee's Sub Catchment Planning work.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 12NTUs
pH: 7.7
Salinity: Electrical Conductivity (microseimens/cm) 340

Carp seen (3+). Small fish present.

ACT Waterwatch says:

Despite carp being seen, the turbidity is good. Carp are often implicated in increased turbidity, however they are often a symptom of poor river health more than the cause of it. Clearly here carp are not having an impact on mobilized solids.

View upstream Dumaresq River, upstream of Pike Creek, Queensland.
View upstream Dumaresq River, upstream of Pike Creek, Queensland.

About the site

Representative site for river catchment condition and trend monitoring.

What's going on:

Some improved riparian management and agricultural land management in the catchment through Landholder initiatives supported by Landcare and the Queensland Murray Darling Committee with State and Federal Government funding.

Monitoring as a representative site for river catchment condition and trend monitoring.