Point Sturt and Districts Landcare Group Inc: Lake Alexandrina, east of Point Sturt
Bottle number: 115
About the water
Collected at: Just east of Point Sturt at the lower end of Lake Alexandrina, South Australia
E: 323017, N: 6069558, Zone 54
Collected by: Point Sturt and Districts Landcare Group Inc.
The Landcare Group is monitoring water quality, quantity and monitoring acid-sulphate soils.
|Turbidity:||NTU ~ 35|
|Nitrates:||less than 0.5mg/L|
To obtain the water sample required a walk out approx 400m over lightly sand covered river silt.
About the site
East of the end of the Point Sturt Peninsula, South Eastern corner of Lake Alexandrina, South Australia.
Sample taken approximately 400m out from the land, this area is covered by 1.5m of water in normal times.
What's going on:
Lake Alexandrina is currently 0.8m below sea level, it is normally held at 0.75 above sea level by the barrages.
The current situation has been caused by over-extraction of water in all the MDB states and mismanagement of the system, both have been exacerbated by the current drought and not enough water allocated to retain the health of the River system.
Monitoring of the Lake and exposed Lake bed.