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The Water Quality of the Blackmore Estuary., Darwin Harbour: May and June 2001



The Water Quality of the Blackmore Estuary., Darwin Harbour: May and June 2001


Dixon, I. H.; Padovan, Armando V.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report No. 19/2003




Blackmore Estuary


The primary aim of this study was to obtain data on the water quality of the upper reaches of Blackmore Estuary in Darwin Harbour at a time when development in the catchment is relatively minor. Future development within the Blackmore Estuary catchment may alter the quality of water flowing into the estuary and in turn the main body of Darwin Harbour. Results from this study can be used as a baseline data set, against which to measure any future changes.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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Summary -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results and discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- Appendix A-B




Salinity; Water clarity; Nutrients; Algae

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Northern Territory. Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

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Report No. 19/2003

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Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources


iii, 69 pages : some colour illustrations, some colour maps, tables ; 30 cm.

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24 Figure 13. Average surface turbidity (NTU) for each location within Blackmore Estuary: 16th May and 14th June 2001. (See Table 3 for location details). May: 2.8 June: 2.4 May: 2.8 June: 2.8 May: 4.5 June: 7.8 May: 5.6 June: 11.5 May: 3.3 June: 3.2 May: 3.7 June: 2.4 May: 3.4 June: 6.6 May: 5.5 June: 7.2 May: 5.5 June: 5.9 May: 5.3 June: 5.2 May: 3.5 June: 3.8 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Location Tu rb id ity (N TU ). 16th May 2001 14th June 2001

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