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Meander Dam Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring 2009 Report [Report to DPIPWE]

Davies, PE ORCID: 0000-0003-2651-4061, Cook, LSJ and Sloane, T 2009 , Meander Dam Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring 2009 Report [Report to DPIPWE].

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This report describes the results of the 2009 calendar year monitoring of benthic macroinvertebrates in the Meander River, as required under the Meander Dam Water Monitoring Program (DPIWE 2007). This program describes monitoring activities required to comply with conditions endorsed on the Water Licence and Environmental Protection Notice (EPN) No. 7345/1 issued for the operation of the Meander Dam.
Sampling has been conducted once in spring (May) and once in autumn (November) 2009, using the AUSRIVAS protocol. Sampling was conducted in riffle habitat at five sites: three sites downstream of Meander Dam, and at two reference sites, one upstream of Huntsman’s Lake, and one in the lower reaches of Jackeys Creek.
The resulting data have been used to derive AUSRIVAS O/E (observed over excepted) scores and impairment bands. These results are compared with similar data collected at the same sites using the same sampling protocol by DPIW (DPIWE 2008) from 1994 to 2008 - prior to and during dam construction

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Authors/Creators:Davies, PE and Cook, LSJ and Sloane, T
Publisher: Freshwater Systems
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© DPIPWE 2009, © Freshwater Systems 2009

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