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Bradley Wilkin: Tuggeranong Creek (upper)

Bradley Wilkin: Tuggeranong Creek (upper)

Bottle number: 88

About the water

A colour photograph of Upper Tuggeranong Creek sampler.
Upper Tuggeranong Creek sampler.

Collected at: Upper Tuggeranong Creek, Leinhop Bridge, Theodore, ACT

Northing: 693000, Easting: 6075820

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Collected by: Bradley Wilken

Waterwatch.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 10NTU
pH: 7.8
Salinity: 490┬ÁS/cm
Phosphates: 0.03ppm
Dissolved oxygen: 3.8ppm, 68%

Water levels are high after good early Spring rain. Tadpoles and yabbies are very common.

ACT Waterwatch says:

Upper Tuggeranong Creek, Leinhop Bridge, Theodore, ACT.
Upper Tuggeranong Creek, Leinhop Bridge, Theodore, ACT.

About the site

  • Exotic weeds removed in past few years.
  • Native plantings on steep banks
  • Threats: rubbish from highway, locals dumping rubbish and young people littering when hanging out under the bridge.

What's going on:

  • Litter removal
  • Frogwatch
  • Waterwatch