Site details

Overview

Estuary Balcombe Creek Estuary
CMA Melbourne Water
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Ba1
Site name Jetty near mouth
Nearest road and town Esplanade, Mt Martha
Description

50m north-east of Balcombe Estuary rotunda.

Site access

Accessible from Mirang Ave.

Land use
  • Native Bushland
  • Recreational
  • Urban Industrial
Land use description
Status Active
Observation history 09-10-2013 - 19-01-2020

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 28-04-2019 26-05-2019 23-06-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Observation #12895 #13279 #13285 #13289 #13314 #13615 #13620 #13624 #13628 #13631

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 23-06-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Bottom 10.0 10.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 30.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

pH

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 23-06-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 7.6 7.2 6.5 7.7 5.5 6.6 7.6 7.7 7.0 6.8
Bottom 7.6 7.2 7.7 5.6 5.5 7.7 7.3 7.0

Ammonia mg/L

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 23-06-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 23-06-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 13.30 12.60 10.30 9.90 12.20 13.20 14.80 20.60 20.60
Bottom 13.30 14.90 10.60 9.90 14.30 15.00 14.90 22.50 20.50

Salinity ppt

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 24.00 0.10 22.80 1.00 4.90 16.80 10.60 22.00
Bottom 24.10 32.40 35.70 1.10 17.30 26.00 33.80 24.40

D.O. mg/L

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 0.00 0.00 22.60 39.60 39.70
Bottom 0.00 0.00 17.60 27.50 27.11

D.O. % Sat

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 0.00 0.00 242.00 340.80 366.20
Bottom 0.00 0.00 194.70 245.80 293.10

Conductivity mS/cm

28-04-2019 26-05-2019 28-07-2019 25-08-2019 29-09-2019 20-10-2019 17-11-2019 15-12-2019 19-01-2020
Top 37.80 0.18 42.50 2.00 8.72 27.30 17.50 34.80
Bottom 37.90 49.60 54.20 2.10 28.00 40.80 51.40 38.30
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