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Title: Pollutant loads to Darwin Harbour from selected catchments, 2008 - 2012
Author: Schult, Julia
Publication location: Darwin
Publisher: Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management
Publisher now known as: Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Notes: Field work for this study was carried out by Matt Majid, Stephen Cusack and staff of the Aquatic Health Unit. Simon Townsend provided helpful feedback on the draft report.
Description / Abstract: This report summarises the nutrient and sediment loads and export coefficients measured at the Bennett Creek, Elizabeth River, Berry Creek, Peel Creek and Moil Drain gauge stations in the Darwin Harbour catchment during the period 2008-2012. Urbanisation increases the amounts of these pollutants to the harbour, though their environmental impact depends on their fate within the harbour environment. Pollutant loads were mostly similar to previous years with the exception of the 2010/11 wet season when the region received exceptionally high rainfall of between 2800 mm and 3300 mm, approximately double Darwin’s average annual rainfall. Pollutant loads in 2010/11 were the highest recorded at each of the three active stations due to high runoff volumes.
Made available by the Northern Territory Library via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Physical Description: 11, [8] pages : colour maps, tables ; 30 cm.
ISBN: 9781743500026
Series: 12/2012
Language: English
Subject: Water Quality
Water pollution
Subject Location: Darwin Harbour
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