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Tammy Caldicott: Macintyre River, Camp David

Tammy Caldicott: Macintyre River, Camp David

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Reference no: BNS4

About the water

A colour photo of Tammy Caldicott, Waggamba Landcare Co-ordinator collecting a water sample from the Macintyre River, Camp David.
Tammy Caldicott, Waggamba Landcare Co-ordinator.



Collected at: Macintyre River, Camp David, Queensland

-28.6056, 149.8712

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Collected by: Tammy Caldicott, Waggamba Landcare Co-ordinator, Goondiwindi

Through involvement in Landcare and the Queensland Murray Darling Committee's Sub Catchment Planning work.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 50NTUs
pH: 7.3
Salinity: Electrical Conductivity (microsiemens/cm) 334

ACT Waterwatch says:

Again, higher than expected turbidity, but without information on the weather, it's hard to know if this is a problem or not. After storms, turbidity spikes are normal; it is when turbidity is consistently high that an impact on ecosystems is seen.

The exposed bank down stream is a concern. Are there similar exposed sites upstream as well that could be contributing to turbidity?

Macintyre River, Camp David, Queensland. View downstream at the sampling site.
Macintyre River, Camp David, Queensland. View downstream at the sampling site.

About the site

Representative site for river catchment condition and trend monitoring.

What's going on:

Some improved riparian management and agricultural land management in the catchment through Landholder initiatives supported by Landcare and the Queensland Murray Darling Committee with State and Federal Government funding.

Monitoring as a representative site for river catchment condition and trend monitoring.