Site details

Overview

Estuary Merri River Estuary
CMA Glenelg Hopkins CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code M2
Site name Fonterra Floating Pontoon
Nearest road and town The Esplanade
Description The floating pontoon at the end of the Esplanade, Warrnambool.
Site access Turn right from the Princes Highway into the Esplanade before it crosses the Merri River. Follow the Esplanade until you reach the floating pontoon.
Land use
  • Native Bushland
  • Recreational
  • Urban Industrial
Land use description
Status Active
Observation history 17-11-2013 - 09-02-2019

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 13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Observation #11962 #12126 #12130 #12134 #12260 #12353 #12383 #12443 #12517 #12581 #12640 #12691

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 14.0 11.0 16.0 9.0 9.0 30.0 9.0 18.0 17.0 9.0 15.0 14.0
Bottom 19.0 11.0 14.0 9.0 9.0 35.0 9.0 25.0 24.0 9.0 23.0 15.0

pH

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 8.1 8.0 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.8 8.5 8.5 8.1 8.3 7.9
Bottom 8.1 8.0 8.4 8.2 7.9 8.0 8.7 8.4 8.0 8.5 8.0

Temperature ° C

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 21.60 16.70 12.50 11.80 9.50 10.70 11.80 16.40 17.90 22.00 22.90 21.30
Bottom 21.20 16.30 12.40 11.60 9.60 10.70 11.70 16.20 17.70 21.90 22.70 21.30

Salinity ppt

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 1.20 1.30 2.20 1.70 1.50 0.50 0.60 1.30 1.10 1.20 1.20 1.30
Bottom 1.20 1.30 2.20 1.70 1.50 0.50 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.20 1.20 1.30

D.O. mg/L

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 12.04 15.51 11.89 14.56 9.88 8.01 8.97 20.54 14.00 7.97 11.09 4.81
Bottom 10.31 14.00 10.51 11.56 9.46 7.92 8.81 20.70 10.91 6.53 9.82 4.64

D.O. % Sat

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 133.20 158.30 110.30 134.20 86.00 72.90 82.10 209.10 149.10 91.30 127.60 55.80
Bottom 113.10 141.70 95.70 104.50 82.40 71.80 80.30 203.30 110.90 77.76 112.50 52.10

Conductivity mS/cm

13-03-2018 21-04-2018 12-05-2018 09-06-2018 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019
Top 2.33 2.52 4.00 3.28 2.85 1.01 1.89 2.43 2.40 2.36 2.38 2.46
Bottom 2.31 2.51 4.11 3.27 2.81 1.01 1.88 2.43 2.42 2.37 2.39 2.44
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