Monitoring the environment

Water data at Morwell River downstream of confluence with Eel Hole Creek


Guidelines referred to in this table

A = Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality – 95% level of protection
B = Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines
C = Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

Metals Units A B C Results 26/05/2015
Aluminium mg/L 0.055 0.71
Antimony mg/L 0.03 0.003 <0.001
Arsenic mg/L 0.024 (as As III) 0.1 0.01 <0.001
Barium mg/L 20 2 0.082
Beryllium mg/L 0.6 0.06 <0.001
Boron mg/L 0.37 40 4 0.08
Cadmium mg/L 0.0002 0.02 0.002 <0.0002
Chromium mg/L 0.001 (as Cr VI) 0.5 0.05 0.001
Cobalt mg/L <0.001
Copper mg/L 0.0014 20 2 0.002
Iron mg/L 1
Lead mg/L 0.0034 0.1 0.01 <0.001
Manganese mg/L 1.9 5 0.5 0.036
Mercury mg/L 0.0006 0.01 0.001 <0.0001
Molybdenum mg/L 0.5 0.05 <0.001
Nickel mg/L 0.011 0.2 0.02 0.001
Selenium mg/L 0.011 0.1 0.01 <0.001
Silver mg/L 0.00005 1 0.1 <0.001
Strontium mg/L 0.23
Thallium mg/L <0.001
Tin mg/L <0.001
Titanium mg/L 0.044
Vanadium mg/L 0.004
Zinc mg/L 0.008 0.002
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Acenaphthene mg/L <0.001
Acenaphthylene mg/L <0.001
Anthracene mg/L <0.001
Benz(a)anthracene mg/L <0.001
Benz(b)fluoranthene mg/L <0.001
Benz(k)fluoranthene mg/L 0.00001 <0.001
Benzo(a)pyrene mg/L <0.001
Benzo(ghi)perylene mg/L <0.001
Chrysene mg/L <0.001
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene mg/L <0.001
Fluoranthene mg/L <0.001
Fluorene mg/L <0.001
Indeno(123-cd)pyrene mg/L <0.001
Napthalene mg/L 0.016 <0.001
Phenanthrene mg/L <0.001
Pyrene mg/L <0.001
Total PAHs mg/L <0.001

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