Site details

Overview

Estuary Merricks Creek Estuary
CMA Melbourne Water
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Me2
Site name Balnarring Bridge
Nearest road and town Ballnarring Beach Road, Ballnarring
Description Monitoring is conducted from the Balnarring Beach Road Bridge.
Site access Park at the Parks Victoria office and walk to the centre of the Balnarring Beach Road Bridge.
Land use
  • Native Bushland
  • Urban Residential
Land use description Township of Balnarring and Foreshore Reserve.
Status Active
Observation history 01-02-2016 - 04-03-2019

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 08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019
Observation #12042 #12144 #12241 #12308 #12380 #12428 #12487 #12563 #12628 #12683 #12797

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019
Top 22.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 22.0 21.0 60.0 17.0 150.0
Bottom 31.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 17.0 22.0 32.0 60.0

pH

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019 04-02-2019 04-03-2019
Top 7.9 8.6 8.2 8.7 8.8 7.9 8.4 8.0 8.0 7.5 7.7
Bottom 7.8 7.8 7.3 7.7 7.8 7.1 7.6 7.0 7.5

Temperature ° C

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019
Top 14.20 12.60 9.50 10.70 9.70 19.50 19.00 24.00 19.80
Bottom 15.30 15.30 14.70 12.40 9.60 17.00 19.00 21.90 20.00

Salinity ppt

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019
Top 31.90 6.50 2.10 2.10 1.50 15.20 13.10 12.40 30.00
Bottom 31.90 21.70 27.80 28.40 1.50 30.50 27.60 22.70 28.20

D.O. mg/L

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019
Top 5.24 9.80 12.94 4.77 13.60 3.10 3.70 2.27 4.70
Bottom 3.45 4.35 4.10 3.00 12.00 2.20 3.80 3.15 4.60

D.O. % Sat

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019
Top 62.00 96.90 112.50 42.50 121.00 37.00 43.10 29.50 63.00
Bottom 41.50 49.40 48.30 33.00 108.00 27.00 48.40 41.30 60.00

Conductivity mS/cm

08-05-2018 02-06-2018 04-07-2018 06-08-2018 03-09-2018 01-10-2018 05-11-2018 03-12-2018 07-01-2019
Top 48.90 7.90 3.75 3.80 2.87 24.80 21.80 20.60 46.00
Bottom 48.80 34.39 43.20 44.00 2.90 46.90 27.60 35.90 43.60
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