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Moama Anglican Grammar School: Murray River

Moama Anglican Grammar School: Murray River

Bottle number: 84

About the water

Collected at: Murray River, Moama Beach, Moama, NSW

Longitude: 144.746448, Latitude: -36.115727

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Collected by: Moama Anglican Grammar School Year 5, Michelle Devereux (teacher)

Part of Science unit on environmental studies looking at various issues such as pollution, greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone layer etc.

A colour photo of Moama Anglican Grammar School Year 5 class.
Moama Anglican Grammar School Year 5 class. Photo: Moama Anglican Grammar.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 30
pH: 8
Salinity: 50

ACT Waterwatch says:

The turbidity is higher here than it should be. Investigations upstream are in order!

Murray River, Moama Beach, Moama, NSW.
Murray River, Moama Beach, Moama, NSW. Photo: Michelle Devereux.

About the site

Murray River Historic Echuca Wharf nearby. Frequently used by paddle steamers and motor boats.

What's going on:

Mainly recreational use (swimming) and paddle steamers.

Testing the water for ph, turbidity, temperature, salinity and entering the data on the NSW Waterwatch website. We record our results and check them on a scale to see whether they fall in the healthy range or not and looking at what problems could be occurring as a result.