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Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981

Details:

Title

Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981

Other title

Alligator Rivers Region - Regional Surface Water Quality Monitoring, Volumes 1,2,3 (Plus draft)

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Transport and Works. Water Division, Environmental Section

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 49/1983

Date

1983-04-01

Notes

At head of title: Water Division, Dept. of Transport &​ Works, Northern Territory. "April 1983".

Language

English

Subject

Water quality -- Northern Territory -- Alligator Rivers Region; Hydrology -- Northern Territory -- Alligator Rivers Region

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report ; 49/1983

Format

3 volumes. ; 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

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

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672725 [Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981 - WRD83049_v_1.pdf]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672727 [Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981 - WRD83049_v_2.pdf]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672729 [Alligator Rivers region regional surface water quality monitoring : November 1978 - April 1981 - WRD83049_v_3.pdf]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229664

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672725

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672729; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672727

Page content

Technical Report WRD83049 Viewed at 14:07:10 on 29/07/2010 Page 5 of 440. - ------ -- ""' -~-. --- -- ~ o,,.. - -~-- ___ , _,.,..._., ___ .,. " --~ ------ 4 . 2 . RECOMMENDATIO~S It is reconmended that the emphasis of nonitoring be changed from baseline monitoring to a more problem orientated regulatory monitoring role. Three aspects of monitoring need to be considered: l. Analysis parameters 2 . Sampling sites 3 . Sampling frequency 2. l Parameters For a regulatory role these must be able to be performed quickly, yet be indicative of pollution. If pollution is suspected more conplete analysis may be carried out. Indicator par~ueters oust also be more problem orientated with dif=erent pararnete~s being considered, =or exa~ple, fo~ mine effluents and sanitary pollution sites. 2.2 Semolina Sites Regular sampling of key sites must be considered. Key sites would normally be those irr~ediately downstream o: possible pollution sources. If pollution is suspected, a more complete survey must be carried out including control sites e~c. It must be stressed that initial a~alyses must be carried out quickly if follow up sampling is to be effective. 2.3 Frequency For simple quickly completed analyses on only few key sites, sampling :requency may be increased greatly to fortnightly or even weekly. This would greatly improve regulatory capacity, but again the speed o: analysis must be stressed. 2. 4 Current and Future ~1oni to ring Progra...-r:.rr.e .!l.ooendix C outlines the monitoring progra.11..rne being followed from May 1982. It was designed with the above aspects in mind. It was originally designed to be operable by May 1981, but a decision by the co-ordination co::unittee of the Alligator ?i\rers Region continued the p~evious prograrr~e =or an extra yea~. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I


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