Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee: Jacob and Joseph Creek
Bottle number: 38
About the water
Collected at: Jacob and Joseph Creek, Quirindi, NSW
E: 150.40766, N: -31.30803
Collected by: Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee
Members: Dawn Cronin and Helen Pine
[Involved with the site] via revegetation projects with Liverpool Plains Shire Council.
Also measured temperature: 21 degrees Celsius
ACT Waterwatch says:
Wow, this creek is in trouble. Salinity is so high here that this water is on the line between 'fresh' and 'brackish.' One would expect this sort of salinity in an estuary. This water can't even be used for irrigation, unless the plants watered are salt tolerant. Further, the high phosphates indicates farm run-off or failing sewage treatment works up stream.
About the site
Deep pool under railway bridge. Land used for recreation – not developed. Weeds present. Site contains large amounts of emergent vegetation, has very low to no flow.
What's going on:
Revegetation and council plans to establish a bike path along the creek.
Revegetation, water quality monitoring and fauna surveys.