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Observation details

Overview

Estuary Merri River Estuary
Site Fonterra Floating Pontoon
Observation ID #13398
Date and Time Saturday 12th October 2019 11:30am
Approved Pending

Notes

Tom Sheehan part of monitoring group.

D.O. figures seem to be in excess.

Birds observed: Dusky moor hens, Eurasian coots, little grass bird or Reed warbler, superb fairy wren and Australian raven.

Depth Profiling

Depth m Temperature °C Salinity ppt D.O. mg/L D.O. % sat EC mS/cm Notes
0.1m 16.80 1.20 15.17 162.9 2.28
Previous 12.2 0.6 7.7 72.1 1.2
Median 16.4 1.30 10.69 104.50 2.4
0.5m 16.50 1.20 15.86 165.0 2.27
Previous 10.2 1.0 8.5 75.7 3.1
Median 16.4 1.30 10.69 104.50 2.4
1.0m 16.20 1.20 15.51 158.7 2.27
Previous 11.7 0.6 7.5 69.9 1.2
Median 16.2 1.30 8.63 97.60 2.4
1.5m 16.00 1.20 13.95 143.2 2.26
Previous 10.0 1.0 8.6 76.7 10.9
Median 16.2 1.30 8.63 97.60 2.4

Top-Bottom Sampling

Depth m Turbidity NTU pH
Top 0.1 17 8.4
Previous 0.1 40 7.5
Median 0.1 14 8.0
Bottom 1.5 19 8.3
Previous 2.3 42 7.5
Median 1.5 15 8.1

Other details

Max depth 1.60
Previous 2.40
Median 1.60
Flow estimate N/A

Observation Documents

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Preceding Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
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