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 - 28-05-2017

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 27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Observation #10662 #10660 #11190 #11193 #11202 #11205 #11217

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 9.0 9.0 16.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
Bottom 9.0 9.0 15.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 10.0

pH

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 8.2 7.5 7.9 7.9 6.9 8.0 7.3
Bottom 8.5 8.0 7.3 8.0 7.4 7.9 7.7

Temperature ° C

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 21.70 19.60 17.20 19.40 21.40 15.40 13.70
Bottom 21.10 19.10 19.80 19.10 21.90 16.50 14.80

Salinity ppt

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 25.50 33.70 1.50 34.10 11.40 14.80 21.60
Bottom 31.00 34.00 20.60 34.30 29.10 32.60 33.40

D.O. mg/L

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 8.18 4.92 8.00 6.31 3.86 7.54 7.61
Bottom 11.75 5.16 1.20 6.02 2.24 5.61 4.23

D.O. % Sat

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 108.10 66.20 81.00 84.00 44.80 82.60 83.50
Bottom 159.90 68.20 14.30 79.80 30.80 69.60 57.00

Conductivity mS/cm

27-11-2016 24-12-2016 21-01-2017 18-02-2017 26-03-2017 29-04-2017 28-05-2017
Top 40.54 51.20 2.88 51.80 19.75 23.89 34.30
Bottom 47.58 51.70 32.68 52.10 44.99 49.81 50.90
 

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