Since 1990, EPA Victoria has conducted biological monitoring of aquatic macroinvertebrates at streams statewide. This data, collected both prior to and during the drought, enables a before–after–control–impact (BACI) assessment of the effects of drought on river health. This report examines:
· how drought conditions have affected water quality and river health in different biological areas of Victoria from 1998 to 2004
· which macroinvertebrate fauna respond to drought conditions
· whether the current rapid bioassesment (RBA) methods are suitable for detecting drought impacts.
Environment Report, Water, Water Quality/Water Ecosystem Monitoring
Number of pages:
20 Dec 2007
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