Site details

Overview

Estuary Merricks Creek Estuary
CMA Melbourne Water
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Me1
Site name Bridge at the estuary mouth
Nearest road and town Parklands Avenue, Somers
Description This site is on the closest bridge to the estuary mouth.
Site access Park on Parklands Avenue, Somers and walk along the path behind Lord Somers camp until you get to a bridge.
Land use
  • Urban Industrial
Land use description School camp, vegetated sand dunes.
Status Active
Observation history 05-09-2016 - 01-04-2019

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 07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019 01-04-2019
Observation #12036 #12114 #12228 #12316 #12369 #12430 #12485 #12565 #12626 #12682 #12735 #12802

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019 01-04-2019
Top 14.0 13.0 8.0 5.0 5.0 10.0 12.0 5.0 15.0 10.0 10.0 9.0
Bottom

pH

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019 01-04-2019
Top 7.4 7.8 7.1 7.2 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.5
Bottom

Temperature ° C

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 01-04-2019
Top 13.80 9.20 7.80 11.20 13.40 17.30 18.10 15.20
Bottom 13.80 13.70 12.60 11.20 17.20 18.00 18.10 15.00

Salinity ppt

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 01-04-2019
Top 33.30 5.30 3.30 34.00 11.60 13.00 8.70 32.30
Bottom 33.40 20.30 27.90 34.10 24.50 28.70 16.30 35.20

D.O. mg/L

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 01-04-2019
Top 4.15 13.10 9.96 6.25 6.22 1.14 3.25 3.48
Bottom 4.40 3.74 0.16 6.38 0.38 0.60 2.42 3.06

D.O. % Sat

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 01-04-2019
Top 49.20 116.20 84.50 70.60 64.10 12.60 36.30 42.30
Bottom 49.20 41.00 1.70 72.40 4.80 7.60 28.20 37.00

Conductivity mS/cm

07-05-2018 05-06-2018 02-07-2018 08-08-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 01-04-2019
Top 50.70 9.30 5.98 51.80 19.40 21.60 14.90 49.41
Bottom 50.90 32.40 43.30 52.00 38.20 44.40 26.20 49.60
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