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Loxton Primary School: Murray River, Thieles Flat Sandbar

Loxton Primary School: Murray River, Thieles Flat Sandbar

Bottle not submitted
Reference no: BNS44

About the water

Loxton Primary School students presenting their bottle of water.
Loxton Primary School students presenting their bottle of water.

Collected at: Murray River, Thieles Flat Sandbar, Loxton, South Australia

N: 6188590, E: 460550

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Collected by: Loxton Primary School
Contact Teacher: Helen Smyth

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.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 15
pH: 6.5
Nitrates: 0.05mg/L
Salinity: 380EC units

The sandbar seems to have been cleared of some reeds since our last sampling.

ACT Waterwatch says:

This site looks like it's in pretty good shape!

River Murray, Thieles Flat Sandbar, Loxton South Australia.
River Murray, Thieles Flat Sandbar, Loxton, South Australia.

About the site

This site is one of our regular Waterwatch monitoring sites and it is located at the Thieles Flat Sandbar near Loxton. The land nearby is mostly River floodplain and clay flats with native vegetation and the area along the river is used for Recreation. There are cliffs nearby where housing developments are located.

What's going on:

The site is the location of the Thieles Flat Sandbar which is used for recreation most of the year. There are campsites and fishing spots.

As above – we monitor the water quality at the site each school term as part of the Waterwatch program.