Chief Investigator

Richard Bush

Funders

Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (project no. 6-6-01-06/07 ‘A national demonstration site for innovative acid sulfate soil management’).

Grant ID

20100095

School or Research Centre

Southern Cross Geoscience

Lead Partner Organisation

Southern Cross University

Other Partner Organisations

Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA). Southern Cross University Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)

Contact

Professor Richard Bush, Director Southern Cross Geoscience, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia. richard.bush@scu.edu.au

Keywords

acid sulfate soil, wetland remediation, tidal inundation, water quality

Description

In this study surface water monitoring was undertaken at a number of locations at the East Trinity wetland site in August 2013 to gain an understanding of the flux of constituents from the drainage system. The monitoring period was set to co-inside with the extreme low-tide cycle to allow the best opportunity to measure flux.

Data Collection Start Date

8-2013

Data Collection End Date

8-2013

Methodology

Surface water monitoring was undertaken at a number of locations at the East Trinity site on the 20th and 21st August 2013 to gain an understanding of the flux of constituents from the drainage system. The monitoring period was set to co-inside with the extreme low-tide cycle to allow the best opportunity to measure flux from the drainage systems and to access the low-lying areas of the site. At Firewood Creek surface water samples were collected from eight sites at 30 minute intervals over up to a 5 hour period during the flow out of the tide. A single grab sample was taken at close to the bottom of the tide at two additional sites in Firewood Creek (i.e. oxbow and d8 FW). A boat was used to collect water quality samples from two depths (10 cm and 100 cm) at various locations along Magazine Creek (MC1-6).

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FoR Code

040600 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience, 040200 Geochemistry, 050300 Soil Sciences

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ET_Water Quality Sampling.docx (22 kB)
East Trinity Water Quality Sampling
ET water quality sites.kmz (1 kB)
East Trinity Water Quality Sites
East Trinity Aug 2013_Water Quality Data_Worksheet.csv (34 kB)
East Trinity Water Quality Data

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