Site details

Overview

Estuary Hopkins River Estuary
CMA Glenelg Hopkins CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code H3
Site name Site three (Mahoneys Road)
Nearest road and town Mahoneys Road, Warrnambool
Description Fishing pontoon located on the oceanside of the boat ramp. Monitoring is conducted off the end of the pontoon.
Site access Turn off the Princess Hwy onto Mahoneys Road. Follow Mahoneys Road east through to the boat ramp carpark located at the very end.
Land use
  • Recreational
  • Urban Residential
Land use description Open space reserve with a thin section of riparian vegetation (consisting mainly of Phragmites) which seperates the river from the large green fields of Deakin University on one side, and an urban residential area on the other.
Status Active
Observation history N/A - 15-11-2019
Site three (Mahoneys Road)
Volunteer at site three.

Map

Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
Turbidity tubes do not measure below 9 NTU; Chart values of 9 should be interpreted as < 9 NTU

Observations

Date 21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Observation #12607 #12660 #12706 #12769 #12850 #13085 #13125 #13206 #13262 #13340 #13359 #13411

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 9.0 9.0 9.6 14.2 9.0 9.0 9.0 42.0 80.0 19.0 10.0 24.0
Bottom 9.0 10.0 12.2 11.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 55.0 110.0 14.0 11.0 24.0

pH

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 8.5 8.4 8.7 8.4 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.5 7.8 8.5 8.2 8.6
Bottom 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.1 7.9 8.3 8.1 8.5

Ammonia mg/L

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 20.50 24.30 20.40 19.70 16.30 14.10 11.90 11.00 10.30 14.20 16.60 16.70
Bottom 20.60 24.30 19.80 19.40 16.10 14.10 12.70 10.90 9.90 14.20 16.70 16.70

Salinity ppt

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 11.40 11.10 10.40 9.60 8.40 6.80 5.30 1.00 0.50 1.50 7.00 6.80
Bottom 11.40 11.10 10.90 9.60 10.00 9.60 11.30 1.00 0.50 1.70 7.50 7.10

D.O. mg/L

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 8.33 6.40 10.07 9.51 10.02 12.99 11.38 9.52 10.33 9.20 8.82 12.07
Bottom 8.52 6.24 9.77 9.04 8.79 10.05 10.83 9.27 10.59 9.10 8.62 11.85

D.O. % Sat

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 98.80 81.40 118.70 110.50 107.30 129.70 108.30 85.80 92.20 90.70 93.90 129.60
Bottom 101.20 79.40 114.00 103.80 94.60 102.30 109.60 84.30 93.50 89.90 92.30 126.50

Conductivity mS/cm

21-12-2018 18-01-2019 15-02-2019 15-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 15-06-2019 20-07-2019 17-08-2019 21-09-2019 11-10-2019 15-11-2019
Top 19.10 18.76 17.65 16.30 14.37 11.90 9.45 1.93 1.01 3.30 12.16 11.69
Bottom 19.12 18.76 18.31 16.39 16.86 16.34 19.03 2.03 1.00 3.28 13.03 12.28
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