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Barmera Primary School: Chambers Creek Canoe Trail

Barmera Primary School: Chambers Creek Canoe Trail

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A colour photo of Barmera Primary School children taking a break.
Barmera Primary School children taking a break.

Collected at: Chambers Creek Canoe Trail, [Cobdogla], South Australia

N: 6215500, E: 446800

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Collected by: Barmera Primary School
Contact Teacher: Glenys Matthews


Our group has been monitoring local waterways through the local Waterwatch program for several years, we undertake regular monitoring at this site to ensure that the water in our local area is healthy for swimming, boating and irrigation. There are some great wetland areas nearby this site

Water quality:

Turbidity: 30
pH: 6.5
Nitrates: 0.05mg/L
Salinity: 400EC units
Phosphates: 0.2mg/L

ACT Waterwatch says:

This site has higher than expected turbidity and nutrients. Could there be stock in the waterway further upstream?

Chambers Creek Canoe Trail, South Australia.
Chambers Creek Canoe Trail, South Australia.

This site is one of our regular Waterwatch monitoring sites and it is located at the start of the Chambers Creek Canoe Trail. Land use in the area is mostly recreational, there are some rural residential blocks nearby.

What's going on:

The site and area is mostly rural and recreational.

As above – we monitor the water quality at the site each school term as part of the Waterwatch program.