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 - 08-06-2019

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 14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Observation #12260 #12353 #12383 #12443 #12517 #12581 #12640 #12691 #12729 #12886 #13069 #13118

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 9.0 30.0 9.0 18.0 17.0 9.0 15.0 14.0 14.0 9.0 17.0 9.0
Bottom 9.0 35.0 9.0 25.0 24.0 9.0 23.0 15.0 15.0 9.0 21.0 9.0

pH

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

Ammonia mg/L

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 9.50 10.70 11.80 16.40 17.90 22.00 22.90 21.30 23.00 15.50 12.70 10.90
Bottom 9.60 10.70 11.70 16.20 17.70 21.90 22.70 21.30 23.00 15.70 12.50 10.70

Salinity ppt

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 1.50 0.50 0.60 1.30 1.10 1.20 1.20 1.30 1.30 1.40 1.30 1.30
Bottom 1.50 0.50 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.20 1.20 1.30 1.30 0.60 1.30 1.30

D.O. mg/L

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 9.88 8.01 8.97 20.54 14.00 7.97 11.09 4.81 10.68 14.35 10.78
Bottom 9.46 7.92 8.81 20.70 10.91 6.53 9.82 4.64 8.31 1.20 14.41 10.16

D.O. % Sat

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 86.00 72.90 82.10 209.10 149.10 91.30 127.60 55.80 121.30 136.20 99.00
Bottom 82.40 71.80 80.30 203.30 110.90 77.76 112.50 52.10 95.20 108.89 133.20 92.70

Conductivity mS/cm

14-07-2018 18-08-2018 08-09-2018 13-10-2018 10-11-2018 08-12-2018 12-01-2019 09-02-2019 02-03-2019 13-04-2019 18-05-2019 08-06-2019
Top 2.85 1.01 1.89 2.43 2.40 2.36 2.38 2.46 2.51 10.30 2.46 2.46
Bottom 2.81 1.01 1.88 2.43 2.42 2.37 2.39 2.44 2.51 10.90 2.40 2.43
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