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Aquatic biological survey of Pencil Pine Creek: Spring-Summer 2010/11 [Report to Cradle Mountain Water]


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Davies, PE and Cook, LSJ and Sloane, T (2011) Aquatic biological survey of Pencil Pine Creek: Spring-Summer 2010/11 [Report to Cradle Mountain Water]. Project Report. Freshwater Systems, Hobart.

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A survey of the status of instream biota of Pencil Pine Creek, Cradle Valley, is being
conducted annually to monitor the effects of discharge of wastewater from a new
wastewater treatment plant, collection and discharge system (Figure 1).
This document describes the approach, methods and results of the survey which was
conducted in each of spring (October) 2010 and summer (January) 2011. The survey is
designed to collect data to assess the status and condition of instream biota – benthic
macroinvertebrates and aquatic algae – at sites adjacent to and downstream of the
proposed new discharge point in Pencil Pine Creek (i.e. receiving water sites). Several
reference sites are also sampled to provide reference/control data against which to assess
changes in Pencil Pine Creek.
The data have been collected in six rounds to date – those reported by Davies et al. (2005,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and that reported in this document

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Publisher: Freshwater Systems
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© Cradle Mtn Water 2011, © Freshwater Systems 2011

Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 06:35
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:05
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