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Andrew Christiansen: Dumaresq River

Andrew Christiansen: Dumaresq River

Bottle not submitted
Reference no: BNS16

About the water

Collected at: Dumaresq River, Bonshaw Weir, Queensland

-28.9883, 151.275

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Collected by: Andrew Christiansen, Dumaresq group

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

Water quality:

Turbidity: 10NTUs
pH: 8.3
Salinity: Electrical Conductivity (microsiemens/cm) 300

ACT Waterwatch says:

Nice. The slightly elevated pH is probably a function of soil chemistry, and acceptable for the region. Note the cumbungi on the opposite bank. In stream plants like these slow flow, take up nutrients and provide habitat for small fish, tadpoles and macroinvertebrates. Unfortunately that is a willow tree in the foreground and milfoil in the waterway itself.

Dumaresq River, Bonshaw Weir, Queensland.
Dumaresq River, Bonshaw Weir, 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.