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 - 17-01-2020
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 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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Observation #12706 #12769 #12850 #13085 #13125 #13206 #13262 #13340 #13359 #13411 #13466 #13523

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 9.6 14.2 9.0 9.0 9.0 42.0 80.0 19.0 10.0 24.0 27.0 18.0
Bottom 12.2 11.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 55.0 110.0 14.0 11.0 24.0 27.0 24.0

pH

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 8.7 8.4 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.5 7.8 8.5 8.2 8.6 8.4 8.2
Bottom 8.5 8.4 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.1 7.9 8.3 8.1 8.5 8.4 8.2

Ammonia mg/L

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 20.40 19.70 16.30 14.10 11.90 11.00 10.30 14.20 16.60 16.70 24.50 20.80
Bottom 19.80 19.40 16.10 14.10 12.70 10.90 9.90 14.20 16.70 16.70 24.40 20.80

Salinity ppt

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 10.40 9.60 8.40 6.80 5.30 1.00 0.50 1.50 7.00 6.80 22.10 27.30
Bottom 10.90 9.60 10.00 9.60 11.30 1.00 0.50 1.70 7.50 7.10 22.10 27.40

D.O. mg/L

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 10.07 9.51 10.02 12.99 11.38 9.52 10.33 9.20 8.82 12.07 9.54 8.70
Bottom 9.77 9.04 8.79 10.05 10.83 9.27 10.59 9.10 8.62 11.85 8.51 8.64

D.O. % Sat

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 118.70 110.50 107.30 129.70 108.30 85.80 92.20 90.70 93.90 129.60 130.20 114.40
Bottom 114.00 103.80 94.60 102.30 109.60 84.30 93.50 89.90 92.30 126.50 114.50 113.50

Conductivity mS/cm

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 20-12-2019 17-01-2020
Top 17.65 16.30 14.37 11.90 9.45 1.93 1.01 3.30 12.16 11.69 35.14 42.47
Bottom 18.31 16.39 16.86 16.34 19.03 2.03 1.00 3.28 13.03 12.28 35.14 42.50
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