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Ines Pintos-Lopez and Jill Schneider: Murrimbidgee River

Ines Pintos-Lopez and Jill Schneider: Murrimbidgee River

Bottle number: 13

About the water

A colour photo of Ines Pintos-Lopez and Jill Schneider with the water sample they collected from the Murrumbidgee River.
Ines Pintos-Lopez and Jill Schneider

Collected at: Murrumbidgee River, Michelago, NSW

Along river bank at Lot 4, Baroona Road, Michelago.

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Collected by: Ines Pintos-Lopez and Jill Schneider

The Murrumbidgee bank along my home site, Lot 4, Clearview Road, Michelago, is a rock wall/cliff and inaccessible, therefore I went to a friend's place who live South from ours, along the bank. Their lot (No. 4 at Baroona Rd) is bush, as pristine as ours but the river is very accessible.

Water quality:

At the time I took the sample today (30 November 2009), after some good rain, it looked murky.

ACT Waterwatch says:

Water is often a bit murky (turbid) after a rain event, as run-off brings soil with it. In a healthy system this cloudiness settles out rapidly. The easiest way for land holders to improve water quality is to limit the amount of exposed soil on their property, either with good pasture management, low till and no-till cropping and sediment containment barriers.

Murrumbidgee River, Lot 4, Baroona Road, Michelago, NSW.
Murrumbidgee River, Lot 4, Baroona Road, Michelago, NSW.

About the site

The Murrumbidgee bank along my home site, Lot 4 Clearview Road, Michelago, is a rock wall/cliff and inaccessible, therefore I went to a friend's place who live South from ours, along the bank. Their lot (No. 4 at Baroona Rd) is bush, as pristine as ours but the river is very accessible.

What's going on:

Jill and I do a lot of weed killing and revegetate with natives.

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