21 Sep Water Quality Monitoring August 2017
The water quality monitoring conducted by Friends of Moore Fiver Estuary on August 25th 2017 was a resounding success with results showing a healthy river.
The river level was as low as it has been for quite a while, but we were able to make it to all 5 sites for testing.
The river flow is at its greatest as the winter rains come down the river and the tannin level is high causing the water to appear very brown.
Ryan from the Dept of Water was with us so the extra tests for heavy metals and phytoplankton were done as well as the usual turbidity, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, etc. Results so far are showing a healthy river with all surface levels ‘fresh’.
In the photo, you can see Cooky, Hamish (from NACC), Gill (from Hill River learning from us), Ryan and Rodger doing the tests. I am photographer and scribe, recording wind, cloud, times, depths, etc to go with the monitor probe readings.
Our last testing for this year will be late November.