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Water Quality of the Roper River 2012 - 2016



Water Quality of the Roper River 2012 - 2016


Schult, Julia; Novak, Peter


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; 02/2017




Roper River


The aim of this report is to summarise the water quality data collected under four different monitoring programs that have been conducted within the Roper river catchment between 2012 and 2016. A detailed description of the programs is provided in section 3. In particular, the report aims to explore 1. Longitudinal (downstream) changes in dry season water quality 2. Temporal changes in dry season water quality between the early to late dry season 3. Inter-annual differences in dry season water quality 4. Spatial and temporal variations in diurnal patterns of water quality over the dry season 5. Relationship of water quality and discharge over one wet season; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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1 Acknowledgments -- 2 Background and Study Aims -- 3 Catchment Description -- 4 Data sources and sampling methods -- 4.1 Data Sources -- 4.2 Sample collection and analysis methods -- 5 Water types -- 5.1 Introduction and Methods -- 5.2 Results and Discussion -- 6 Longitudinal variation in dry season water quality -- 6.1 Introduction and Methods -- 6.2 Results and Discussion -- 6.2.1 Physico-chemical parameters -- 6.2.2 Nutrients -- 7 Seasonal and interannual changes in water quality -- 7.1 Introduction and Methods -- 7.2 Results and Discussion -- 7.2.1 Physico-chemical parameters -- 7.2.2 Nutrients -- 8 Nutrient Loads -- 8.1 Introduction and Methods -- 8.2 Results and Discussion -- 9 Diurnal patterns of dissolved oxygen, pH and temperature -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Methods -- 9.3 Results -- 9.4 Discussion -- 10 Wet season Water Quality -- 10.1.1 Introduction and Methods -- 10.1.2 Results and Discussion -- 11 Conclusion -- 12 References




Water Quality; Roper River

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Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts

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63 page : colour maps ; 32 cm.

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