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The water quality of Darwin River and Manton River Reservoirs, July 1993 to December 1995

Details:

Title

The water quality of Darwin River and Manton River Reservoirs, July 1993 to December 1995

Creator

Townsend, S. A.; Griffiths, S.; Northern Territory. Power and Water Authority

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 30/1996

Date

1996-03-01

Abstract

The concentration of total phosphorus, chlorophyll-a turbidity and light penetration for Darwin River and Manton River Reservoirs over the period July 1993 to December 1995 is presented and compared to historical data. The water quality of both reservoirs has varied little compared to the period July 1985 -June 1993. Darwin River Reservoir water quality is generally good, with brief periods of high iron concentrations at the surface (0.2-1 mg/L), mostly during the dry-wet transition and wet season mixing. Based on off-take iron and manganese data collected since February 1991, there has been no significant change in the concentration of these elements entering Darwin water supply. Nor has there been major changes in the volume of Botryococcus braunii colonies in off-take waters.

Notes

Date:1996-03. . Water Quality Branch. Water Resources Division; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Water quality -- Northern Territory -- Manton River Reservoir; Water quality -- Northern Territory -- Darwin River Reservoir

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 30/1996

Format

9, [3] leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229292

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229292

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673144


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