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Jamie Hearn: Pollack Swamp

Jamie Hearn: Pollack Swamp

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About the water

A colour photo of Jamie Hearn, the Living Murray Communications Coordinator NSW.
Jamie Hearn.
Photo: Sandy Dellwo.

Collected at: Pollack Swamp, Barham, NSW

E: 0242040, N: 6060991, Zone 55

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Collected by: Jamie Hearn, Living Murray Communications Coordinator, NSW

The wetland is included in the Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Icon Site as part of The Living Murray project.

It is being used as an example to showcase the benefits of environmental watering to the community.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 17NTU
pH: 6.681 at 25.6 degrees C
Salinity: 209 ┬ÁS/cm at 23.6 degrees C
Dissolved oxygen: 2.72mg/L at 23.7 degrees C

The water colour looks quite tanniny.

ACT Waterwatch says:

Wetland water can become stained by decomposing materials, and does not reflect poor water quality at all. Like many wetlands, there is not a lot of oxygen in the system, but this could mean it is very important habitat for frogs.

Pollack Swamp, Barham, NSW.
Pollack Swamp, Barham, NSW. Photo: Sandy Dellwo.

About the site

Pollack Swamp is a wetland within the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest. It has received environmental water on 2 occasions in the last 12 months and is managed and monitored by Forests NSW.

What's going on:

Environmental water was allocated in both June and November 2009 and currently has water in it.

Responsible for allocating environmental water to the site, monitoring the wetland and engaging the community.