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Barmera Primary School: Cobdogla Causeway

Barmera Primary School: Cobdogla Causeway

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Reference no: BNS41

About the water

A colour photo of a Barmera Primary school student collecting a sample from the site.
A Barmera Primary school student collecting a sample from the site.

Collected at: Cobdogla Causeway [Cobdogla] – River Murray backwater/wetland, South Australia

N: 6211490, E: 444110

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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 that are used for boating and canoeing.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 30
pH: 6.5
Nitrates: 0.05mg/L
Salinity: 400EC units
Phosphates: 0.025mg/L

ACT Waterwatch says:

Nutrients are lower here, but still the turbidity is a bit higher than it ought to be for an area like this.

River Murray backwater/wetland, South Australia.
River Murray backwater/wetland, South Australia

About the site

This site is one of our regular Waterwatch monitoring sites and it is located near the Cobdogla Causeway – where there are some backwater and wetland areas connected to the Murray River.

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.