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Burrumbuttock School: Wirriminna Dam

Burrumbuttock School: Wirriminna Dam

Bottle number: 85

A colour photo of Alicia Reid and Matilda McDonald, aged 10 from Burrumbuttock Public School, taking a sample from the dam.
Alicia Reid and Matilda McDonald, aged 10 from Burrumbuttock Public School, taking a sample from the dam. Photo: Tim Smith.

Collected at: Wirraminna Dam, Wirraminna Environmental Centre, Burrumbuttock, NSW

Burrumbuttock village, next to the Burrumbuttock School.

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Collected by: Burrumbuttock School

Wirraminna Environmental Centre is next to the Burrumbuttock school which we visit regularly to survey and conduct environmental education activities.

Water quality:

Turbidity: excellent
pH: 7 (neutral)
Salinity: 110┬ÁS/cm

Water temperature: 20 degrees Celsius

Air temperature: 36 degrees Celsius

For more information on the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre visit: http://www.wirraminna.org/

ACT Waterwatch says:

This is a lucky town, its water supply looks lovely.

Wirriminna Dam, Burrumbuttock, NSW.
Wirriminna Dam, Burrumbuttock, NSW. Photo: Tim Smith.

About the site

The dam is a 100 year old town water supply.

Wirraminna occupies 4 hectares of formerly unused ground around the old government dam, between the school and the recreation ground in Burrumbuttock, 30km north of Albury, in southern NSW. From its beginning in 1995, it has developed into an environmental education centre that provides opportunities for discovery and learning about the natural environment, the ecology of the local woodlands and the beauty of native plants for our gardens.

Over 2000 primary school children visit Wirraminna annually from schools throughout the region. It also provides a popular outing for clubs and organisations in the district, and many locals and visitors to the region call in to explore the gardens and learn about our local environment. Extensive interpretative signage around the park tells the environment story.

What's going on:

The dam catchment is from local farms.

We are a school environmental group.