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Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee: Jacob and Joseph Creek

Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee: Jacob and Joseph Creek

Bottle number: 38

About the water

A colour photo of Dawn Cronin and Helen Pine with their water sample at Jacob and Joseph Creek.
Dawn Cronin and Helen Pine

Collected at: Jacob and Joseph Creek, Quirindi, NSW

E: 150.40766, N: -31.30803

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Collected by: Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee
Members: Dawn Cronin and Helen Pine

[Involved with the site] via revegetation projects with Liverpool Plains Shire Council.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 15
pH: 7
Salinity: 1300µs/cm
Phosphates: 0.39ppm

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.

A colour photo of Jacob and Joseph Creek, Quirindi, NSW.
Jacob and Joseph Creek, Quirindi, NSW.

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.