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 - 20-06-2020

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 10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Observation #13247 #13319 #13398 #13405 #13450 #13501 #13565 #13638 #13726

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 11.5 40.0 17.0 14.5 20.0 16.0 27.0 40.5 9.0
Bottom 10.0 42.0 19.0 14.5 21.0 17.0 26.0 35.0 8.0

pH

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 7.8 7.5 8.4 8.4 8.3 7.9 8.2 7.6 8.1
Bottom 7.9 7.5 8.3 8.3 8.1 7.9 8.2 7.8 7.9

Ammonia mg/L

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 10.20 13.00 16.80 15.90 18.60 21.00 21.60 18.50 11.30
Bottom 10.00 11.70 16.00 15.40 18.60 21.10 21.60 18.50 11.20

Salinity ppt

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 1.00 0.60 1.20 1.20 1.30 1.30 1.20 1.70
Bottom 1.00 0.60 1.20 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.20 1.70

D.O. mg/L

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 8.56 7.92 15.17 0.00 8.80 5.09 9.54 7.61 9.63
Bottom 8.67 7.25 13.95 0.00 8.14 4.20 9.01 7.45 9.28

D.O. % Sat

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 76.20 76.60 162.90 0.00 92.50 57.90 111.00 81.80 88.80
Bottom 77.20 67.10 143.20 0.00 90.30 47.00 103.40 79.80 85.50

Conductivity mS/cm

10-08-2019 14-09-2019 12-10-2019 09-11-2019 14-12-2019 11-01-2020 08-02-2020 14-03-2020 20-06-2020
Top 1.22 2.28 2.37 2.55 2.55 2.52 2.34 3.20
Bottom 1.20 2.26 2.47 2.55 2.55 2.52 2.35 3.21
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