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Cattana Wetlands Water Quality Monitoring


The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.

Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.

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Program start date


Program end date


Objectives of the program

To monitor the ecological health of water and the impacts of surrounding cane land and urban run-off on water quality and the ability of the ecosystem to sustain fish and frogs.

Who is involved?

Lead organisation

Cairns Regional Council

Contact details of lead organisation: council♲

Partner organisations

None listed

List of indicators monitored

  • Total nitrogen
  • Nitric oxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Ammonia
  • Total phosphorous
  • Filterable reactive phosphorus
  • Biological oxygen demand
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Suspended solids
  • pH
  • Temperature
  • Salinity
  • 2,4-D-sodium
  • Gramoxine
  • Glyphosate
  • Suscon blue
  • Throttle
  • Shirtan

Scale of program


Brief description of sampling locations

Artificial lakes at Smithfield, Cairns

Frequency of monitoring


Where is the program reported?

Data is available to the public if requested from the Cairns Regional Council  

Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Cattana Wetlands Water Quality Monitoring, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 16 March 2018, <>.

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