Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981
Alligator Rivers Region - Regional Surface Water Quality Monitoring, Volumes 1,2,3 (Plus draft)
Northern Territory. Department of Transport and Works. Water Division, Environmental Section
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 49/1983
At head of title: Water Division, Dept. of Transport & Works, Northern Territory. "April 1983".
Water quality -- Northern Territory -- Alligator Rivers Region; Hydrology -- Northern Territory -- Alligator Rivers Region
Northern Territory Government
Report ; 49/1983
3 volumes. ; 30 cm
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Technical Report WRD83049 Viewed at 14:07:10 on 29/07/2010 Page 14 of 440. I I I I I I I I t I t I I I I I I t I 13. TABLE 5.2 (cont.) R. S. P. RATION.'\.LE AND C0/-11-lENTS 1227 NANKEEN BILLI'.BONG:- This is located on the Magela floodplains presumably on the main Magela flmv channel. It is an indicator of the quality of water entering the plains and is of particular interest when considering sediment loads. It is a permanent waterho1e but becomes very turbid towards the end of the dry season, mainly due to animal activities .. This site was first sa.mpled by IID ES in November, 1978 as reco:nmended by the 1978 Jabiru Horkshop. It was not sampled by WRB or AAEC. The gauge board was installed in November, 1978. 54 PLAINS OUTFLOW:- This is the most northerly sampling point on the Hagela system. It is used to gauge the final quality of water discharge by ~!aqela Creek onto the East Al1iqator floodplains. Discharge is observed at this site approximately 9 months of the year. On at least one occasion seawater infiltration has been detected with high conductivity, sodium, chloride, hardness and dissolved solids. This site was first sampled by 1/'lD ES in November, 1978, as recommended by the 1978 Jabiru Workshop. The gauge station was established in November, 1974. The site was sampled by WRB in 1975-77. 1228 HEST PLAINS BILLABONG:- This is located in the .,.;estern backwater area of the f1agela plains~ As with RSP 1227 it is of particular interest \'lith respect to sediment load. This is a S\va.mpy area and not a permanent billabong. Animal activity causes high turbidity as the billabong shrinks. This site was first sampled by \'ID ES i::1 December, 1978 (first flow). It was not sampled by \1RB. The gauge board was installed in )lovember, 1978. Some AAEC samples were taken in the area. 1234 C>Lli.RL0\1 SW.i'.MP:- This is located in the eastern backwater f' "' ~ 1 :1 ' 1 i A ' 1 ' d "h. . - h 11 0- .. ~a-;:;e .... a .._ ooap a_ns. S ...... mp_...._e ~.,. wlS l~ a S a OW swampy area. Its purpose is similar to that of RSP 1228, ie. estimating sediment loads. The water tends to become -very turbid tor.vards the end of the dry season and also very little if any ,,....,.ater is present at t.he end o the dry season. This site ~.vas first sampled by ~VD ES in December, 1978. It was not sampled by }'JPJ3. The gauge board was installed in November, 1978. Some AA.SC samples ~-vere taken in ;:he area ..