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Alistair King: Macintyre River

Alistair King: Macintyre River

Bottle not submitted
Reference no: BNS6

About the water

Goondiwindi weir, Queensland, approximately 200 metres upstream of the sampling site.
Goondiwindi weir, Queensland, approximately 200 metres upstream of the sampling site, 18 November 2009.

Collected at: Macintyre River, Goondiwindi, Queensland

-28.5488, 150.2506

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Collected by: Alistair King

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

Water quality:

Turbidity: 25NTUs
pH: 7.8
Salinity: Electrical Conductivity (microseimens/cm) 360

Fresh in the river due to release of water from dam(s) upstream. Numerous waterbirds (fishing?)

ACT Waterwatch says:

The fresh from a dam release may have mobilized sediments and caused the slightly elevated turbidity.

Macintyre River, Goondiwindi, Queensland. View downstream.
Macintyre River, Goondiwindi, Queensland. View downstream.

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.