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Water Quality of the Roper River 2012 - 2016

Details:

Title

Water Quality of the Roper River 2012 - 2016

Creator

Schult, Julia; Novak, Peter

Collection

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

Date

2017-05-01

Location

Roper River

Description

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).

Table of contents

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

Language

English

Subject

Water Quality; Roper River

Publisher name

Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

02/2017

Format

63 page : colour maps ; 32 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

9781743501238

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/272356

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/428023

Page content

Water Quality of the Roper River 2012-2016 53 12.2 Appendix 2: raw water quality data (longitudinal and seasonal) #STATION Site No River Name Date D is ta n ce f ro m c o n fl C o n d u ct iv it y f ie ld D is so lv e d o x y g e n % D is so lv e d o x y g e n m e m b ra n e e le ct ro d e p H f ie ld m e a su re T e m p e ra tu re T u rb id it y f ie ld A m m o n ia a s N it ro g e n (L o w e r D L) N it ra te a s N ( Lo w D L) N it ri te a s N (L o w e r D L) P h o sp h o ro u s re a ct iv e ( P ) N it ro g e n T o ta l P h o sp h o ru s - T o ta l C h lo ro p h y ll a G9030514 1 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 28/05/2010 -90 63 93 7.0 7.2 29.7 7.0 G9030514 1 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 22/06/2010 -90 56 83 7.1 6.9 23.4 6.0 G9030514 1 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 4/08/2010 -90 55 101 8.0 6.9 26.9 4.0 G9030514 1 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 31/05/2011 -90 76 105 9.3 5.9 21.0 23.0 G9030514 1 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 29/08/2011 -90 60 87 7.5 5.3 22.6 5.0 G9030089 2 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 22/06/2010 -47 65 90 7.8 7.3 22.4 10.0 G9030089 2 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 4/08/2010 -47 77 98 8.9 7.0 20.1 39.0 G9030089 2 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 31/05/2011 -47 95 101 9.0 5.9 20.7 76.0 G9030089 2 Waterhouse D/S Diljin Hill 30/08/2011 -47 88 102 8.9 5.8 22.6 1.0 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 3/07/2008 -8 1421 15 1.1 6.4 32.5 0.1 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 9/09/2008 -8 1403 14 1.0 6.5 32.8 0.1 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 25/10/2008 -8 1422 13 0.9 6.7 32.8 0.1 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 9/09/2009 -8 1380 13 0.9 6.4 33.0 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 24/11/2009 -8 1415 19 1.4 6.7 33.1 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 18/08/2010 -8 1349 10 0.7 6.5 32.6 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 25/11/2010 -8 1337 12 0.9 6.8 33.3 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 23/06/2011 -8 1331 17 1.2 6.8 32.5 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 21/09/2011 -8 1360 13 0.9 6.7 32.8 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 23/08/2012 -8 1344 17 1.2 6.6 32.6 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 7/11/2012 -8 1350 11 0.8 6.4 32.9 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 22/10/2013 -8 1295 22 1.6 6.8 33.3 0.2 0.005 0.353 0.008 0.34 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 28/10/2014 -8 1290 10 0.7 6.4 33.2 0.3 0.003 0.301 0.001 0.001 0.3 0.005 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 20/05/2015 -8 1278 19 1.4 6.6 33.1 0.3 0.002 0.299 0.001 0.017 0.31 0.020 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 24/09/2015 -8 1282 28 2.1 6.7 32.7 0.6 0.004 0.272 0.004 0.008 0.3 0.008 0.53 G9035212 3 Spring Bitter Springs 5/11/2015 -8 1235 13 0.9 6.5 33.1 1.0 0.004 0.291 0.003 0.009 0.34 0.011 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 2/07/2008 -3.7 1387 78 6.1 7.2 28.2 0.1 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 8/09/2008 -3.7 1431 64 4.8 7.2 30.6 1.1 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 25/10/2008 -3.7 1480 78 5.8 7.3 30.3 0.1 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 26/11/2009 -3.7 1480 76 5.6 7.3 31.7 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 18/08/2010 -3.7 1383 62 4.7 7.0 29.7 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 25/11/2010 -3.7 1394 54 3.9 7.3 31.9 G9035085 4 Little Roper Mataranka Homestead Xng 22/06/2011 -3.7 1275 72 5.9 7.5 24.8


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