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Water Quality of Port Curtis and Tributaries

Program start date

27 September 2011

Program end date

Ongoing

Objectives of the program

Queensland Government monthly water quality monitoring of Gladstone waterways including Port Curtis and Tributaries aims to determine if there have been major changes in water quality and whether these changes are likely to cause or contribute to fish illness.

Driver for monitoring program

To provide an independent rigorous scientific program for the measurement, sample collection and analysis of water quality in Port Curtis and Tributaries

Who is involved?

Lead organisation

Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Contact details of lead organisation: library♲ehp.qld.gov.au

Website: http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/gladstone

Partner organisations

Queensland Government Department of Science Information Technology Innovation and the Arts Science Delivery Division

List of indicators monitored

  • 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 109719-83-7)
  • 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 35822-46-9) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 109719-84-8)
  • 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 67562-39-4) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-Heptachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 109719-94-0)

  • 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-Heptachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 55673-89-7) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,4,7,8,-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 114423-98-2)
  • 1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 109719-80-4)
  • 1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 39227-28-6) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 70648-26-9) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,6,7,8,-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 57117-44-9) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 109719-81-5)
  • 1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 57653-85-7) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 116843-03-9)
  • 1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 19408-74-3) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 116843-04-0)
  • 1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 72918-21-9) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 109719-79-1)
  • 1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 40321-76-4) (Mud)
  • 1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 109719-77-9)
  • 1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 57117-41-6) (Mud)
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane-d4 (CAS 17060-07-0)
  • 2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 116843-05-1)
  • 2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 60851-34-5) (Mud)
  • 2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 116843-02-8)
  • 2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 57117-31-4) (Mud)
  • 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 79523-40-5)
  • 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 1746-01-6) (Mud)
  • 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran (13C12) (CAS 89059-46-1)
  • 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 51207-31-9) (Mud)
  • 2-Fluorobiphenyl (CAS 321-60-8)
  • 2-Methyl-naphthalene (CAS 91-57-6) (Mud)
  • 4,4'-DDD (p,p'-DDD) (CAS 72-54-8) (Mud)
  • 4,4'-DDE (p,p'-DDE) (CAS 72-55-9) (Mud)
  • 4,4'-DDT (p,p'-DDT) (CAS 50-29-3) (Mud)
  • 4-Bromofluorobenzene (CAS 460-00-4)
  • 4-Terphenyl-d14 (CAS 1718-51-0)
  • Acenaphthene (CAS 83-32-9) (Mud)
  • Acenaphthylene (CAS 208-96-8) (Mud)
  • Aldrin (HHDN) (CAS 309-00-2) (Mud)
  • alpha-Endosulfan (CAS 959-98-8) (Mud)
  • alpha-HCH (alpha-BHC) (CAS 319-84-6) (Mud)
  • Aluminium - Filtered
  • Aluminium - Total ( Mud )
  • Aluminium - Unfiltered
  • Anthracene (CAS 120-12-7) (Mud)
  • Anthracene-d10 (CAS 1719-06-8)
  • Antimony - Filtered
  • Antimony - Total ( Mud )
  • Antimony - Unfiltered
  • Aroclor 1016 (CAS 12674-11-2) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1221 (CAS 11104-28-2) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1232 (CAS 11141-16-5) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1242 (CAS 53469-21-9) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1248 (CAS 12672-29-6) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1254 (CAS 11097-69-1) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Aroclor 1260 (CAS 11096-82-5) (Mud) [PCB]
  • Arsenic - Filtered
  • Arsenic - Total ( Mud )
  • Arsenic - Unfiltered
  • Azinphos methyl (CAS 86-50-0) (Mud)
  • Barium - Filtered
  • Barium - Total ( Mud )
  • Barium - Unfiltered
  • Benz[a]anthracene (CAS 56-55-3) (Mud)
  • Benzene (CAS 71-43-2) (Mud)
  • Benzo(b)fluoranthene (CAS 205-99-2) (Mud)
  • Benzo[a]pyrene (CAS 50-32-8) (Mud)
  • Benzo[e]pyrene (CAS 192-97-2) (Mud)
  • Benzo[g,h,i]perylene (CAS 191-24-2) (Mud)
  • Benzo[k]fluoranthene (CAS 207-08-9) (Mud)
  • Beryllium - Filtered
  • Beryllium - Total ( Mud )
  • Beryllium - Unfiltered
  • beta-Endosulfan (CAS 33213-65-9) (Mud)
  • beta-HCH (beta-BHC) (CAS 319-85-7) Mud)
  • Bismuth - Filtered
  • Bismuth - Unfiltered
  • Boron - Filtered
  • Boron - Unfiltered
  • Bromophos-ethyl (CAS 4824-78-6) ( Mud )
  • BTEX - Total (sum of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes) (Mud)
  • C10-C14 Fraction (Mud)
  • C10-C36 Fraction (sum of C10-C14, C15-C28 & C29-C36) (Mud)
  • C15-C28 Fraction (Mud)
  • C29-C36 Fraction (Mud)
  • C6-C10 Fraction (Mud) [Recoverable]
  • C6-C9 Fraction (Mud)
  • Cadmium - Filtered
  • Cadmium - Total ( Mud )
  • Cadmium - Unfiltered
  • Calcium - Total ( Mud )
  • Carbophenothion (CAS 786-19-6) ( Mud )
  • Chlordane - Total (sum of cis- & trans-Chlordane & Oxychlordane) (Mud)
  • Chlorfenvinphos (E) (CAS 18708-86-6) (Mud)
  • Chlorfenvinphos (Z) (CAS 18708-87-7) (Mud)
  • Chlorophyll a (BCC) method 4.421
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Chlorophyll-a (ALS Method)
  • Chlorpyrifos (CAS 2921-88-2) ( Mud )
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl (CAS 5598-13-0) ( Mud )
  • Chromium - Filtered
  • Chromium - Total ( Mud )
  • Chromium - Unfiltered
  • Chrysene (CAS 218-01-9) (Mud)
  • cis-Chlordane (CAS 5103-71-9) (Mud)
  • Cobalt - Filtered
  • Cobalt - Total ( Mud )
  • Cobalt - Unfiltered
  • Copper - Filtered
  • Copper - Total (Mud)
  • Copper - Unfiltered
  • Coronene (CAS 191-07-1) (Mud)
  • Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyii (Pfiesteria-like species) Depth
  • Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyii (Pfiesteria-like species) Sediment
  • Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyii (Pfiesteria-like species) Surface
  • Cyanide - Free
  • Cyanide - Free (Mud) Elutriate
  • Cyanide - Total
  • Cyanide - Total (Mud) Elutriate
  • Cyanide - Weak Acid Dissociable
  • Cyanide - Weak Acid Dissociable (Mud) Elutriate
  • DDT - Total (sum of p,p'-DDT, o,p'-DDT, DDE and DDD) (Mud)
  • Decachlorobiphenyl (CAS 2051-24-3)
  • DEF (CAS 78-48-8)
  • delta-HCH (delta-BHC) (CAS 319-86-8) (Mud)
  • Demeton-S-methyl (CAS 919-86-8) (Mud)
  • Diazinon (CAS 333-41-5) ( Mud )
  • Dibenz[a,h]anthracene (CAS 53-70-3) (Mud)
  • Dibromo-DDE (CAS 21655-73-2)
  • Dichlorvos (CAS 62-73-7) ( Mud )
  • Dieldrin (HEOD) (CAS 60-57-1) (Mud)
  • Dimethoate (CAS 60-51-5) (Mud)
  • Dissolved Oxygen Deficit
  • Endosulfan (sum a- & b-Endosulfan, Endosulfan sulfate) (CAS 115-29-7) (Mud)
  • Endosulfan sulfate (CAS 1031-07-8) (Mud)
  • Endrin (CAS 72-20-8) (Mud)
  • Endrin aldehyde (CAS 7421-93-4) (Mud)
  • Endrin ketone (CAS 53494-70-5) (Mud)
  • Ethion (CAS 563-12-2) ( Mud )
  • Ethylbenzene (CAS 100-41-4) (Mud)
  • Fenamiphos (CAS 22224-92-6) (Mud)
  • Fenthion (CAS 55-38-9) ( Mud )
  • Fluoranthene (CAS 206-44-0) (Mud)
  • Fluorene (CAS 86-73-7) (Mud)
  • Fluoride - Total (Mud)
  • Gallium - Filtered
  • Gallium - Unfiltered
  • gamma-HCH (gamma-BHC) (Lindane) (CAS 58-89-9) (Mud)
  • HCB (Hexachlorobenzene) (CAS 118-74-1) (Mud)
  • Heptachlor (CAS 76-44-8) (Mud)
  • Heptachlor epoxide  (CAS 1024-57-3) (Mud)
  • Hepta-Dioxins (Total) (Mud)
  • Hepta-Furans (Total) (Mud)
  • Hexa-Dioxins (Total) (Mud)
  • Hexa-Furans (Total) (Mud)
  • Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene (CAS 193-39-5) (Mud)
  • Iron - Filtered
  • Iron - Total ( Mud )
  • Iron - Unfiltered
  • Lead - Filtered
  • Lead - Total ( Mud )
  • Lead - Unfiltered
  • Light penetration (Secchi depth)
  • Lithium - Filtered
  • Lithium - Unfiltered
  • Magnesium - Total ( Mud )
  • Malathion (CAS 121-75-5) ( Mud )
  • Manganese - Filtered
  • Manganese - Total ( Mud )
  • Manganese - Unfiltered
  • Mercury - Filtered
  • Mercury - Total ( Mud )
  • Mercury - Total recoverable (Mud) [FIMS]
  • Mercury - Unfiltered
  • meta- & para-Xylene (CAS 108-38-3,106-42-3) (Mud)
  • Methoxychlor (CAS 72-43-5) (Mud)
  • Moisture Content (dried @ 103 degC)
  • Molybdenum - Filtered
  • Molybdenum - Total ( Mud )
  • Molybdenum - Unfiltered
  • Monocrotophos (CAS 6923-22-4) (Mud)
  • Naphthalene (CAS 91-20-3) (Mud) ENH LOR
  • Naphthalene (CAS 91-20-3) (Mud) ULT LOR
  • Nickel - Filtered
  • Nickel - Total ( Mud )
  • Nickel - Unfiltered
  • Nitrogen - Ammonia as N
  • Nitrogen - Nitrate as N
  • Nitrogen - Nitrite as N
  • Nitrogen - Oxidised as N
  • Nitrogen - Total as N
  • Nitrogen - Total Kjeldahl
  • Nitrogen (organic) as N
  • Octachlorodibenzodioxin (13C12) (CAS 114423-97-1)
  • Octachlorodibenzodioxin (CAS 3268-87-9) (Mud)
  • Octachlorodibenzofuran (CAS 39001-02-0) (Mud)
  • Octa-Dioxins (Total) (Mud)
  • Octa-Furans (Total) (Mud)
  • Organic Carbon - Dissolved
  • Organic Carbon - Total
  • Organic Carbon - Total (Mud)
  • ortho-Xylene (CAS 95-47-6) (Mud)
  • Oxychlordane (CAS 27304-13-8) ( Mud )
  • Oxygen (dissolved)
  • Oxygen per cent saturation
  • PAH - Total (sum of PAH's) (Mud)
  • Parathion (CAS 56-38-2) ( Mud )
  • Parathion-methyl (CAS 298-00-0) (Mud)
  • Particle size > 1180um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 150um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 19.0mm (Mud)
  • Particle size > 2.36mm (Mud)
  • Particle size > 300um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 37.5mm (Mud)
  • Particle size > 4.75mm (Mud)
  • Particle size > 425um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 600um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 75.0mm (Mud)
  • Particle size > 75um (Mud)
  • Particle size > 9.5mm (Mud)
  • Penta-Dioxins (Total) (Mud)
  • Penta-Furans (Total) (Mud)
  • Perylene (CAS 198-55-0) (Mud)
  • Pfiesteria piscicida (Pfiesteria-like species) Depth
  • Pfiesteria piscicida (Pfiesteria-like species) Sediment
  • Pfiesteria piscicida (Pfiesteria-like species) Surface
  • pH
  • Phenanthrene (CAS 85-01-8) (Mud)
  • Pheopigments
  • Phosphorus - Dissolved Reactive as P
  • Phosphorus - Total ( Mud )
  • Phosphorus - Total as P
  • Pirimiphos-ethyl (CAS 23505-41-1) (Mud)
  • Prothiophos (CAS 34643-46-4) ( Mud )
  • Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae (Pfiesteria-like species) Depth
  • Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae (Pfiesteria-like species) Sediment
  • Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae (Pfiesteria-like species) Surface
  • Pyrene (CAS 129-00-0) (Mud)
  • Salinity
  • Selenium - Filtered
  • Selenium - Total ( Mud )
  • Selenium - Unfiltered
  • Silver - Filtered
  • Silver - Total (Mud)
  • Silver - Unfiltered
  • Soil classification as Clay (Mud)
  • Soil classification as Cobbles > 6cm (Mud)
  • Soil classification as Gravel > 2mm (Mud)
  • Soil classification as Sand </= 2.00mm & >/= 0.06mm (Mud)
  • Soil classification as Silt </= 60um & >/= 2um (Mud)
  • Specific Conductance at 25 deg C
  • Strontium - Filtered
  • Strontium - Unfiltered
  • Sulfate - Total as SO4 2- (CAS 14808-79-8) (Mud)
  • Sulfide as S2- (Mud)
  • Sulfur - Total as S ( Mud )
  • Sulfur - Total as S (Mud) [LECO]
  • Suspended Solids - Total
  • Tellurium - Filtered
  • Tellurium - Unfiltered
  • Temperature
  • Tetra-Dioxins (Total) (Mud)
  • Tetra-Furans (Total) (Mud)
  • Thallium - Filtered
  • Thallium - Unfiltered
  • Thorium - Filtered
  • Thorium - Unfiltered
  • Tin - Filtered
  • Tin - Total ( Mud )
  • Tin - Unfiltered
  • Titanium - Filtered
  • Titanium - Unfiltered
  • Toluene (CAS 108-88-3) (Mud)
  • Toluene-d8 (CAS 2037-26-5)
  • Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Mud)
  • trans-Chlordane (CAS 5103-74-2) (Mud)
  • Tributyltin (CAS 56573-85-4) (Mud)
  • Tripropyltin
  • Turbidity
  • Uranium - Filtered
  • Uranium - Unfiltered
  • Vanadium - Filtered
  • Vanadium - Total ( Mud )
  • Vanadium - Unfiltered
  • Xylenes - Total (sum of meta- & para- & ortho-Xylene) (CAS 1330-20-7) (Mud)
  • Zinc - Filtered
  • Zinc - Total ( Mud )
  • Zinc - Unfiltered

Scale of program

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia

Brief description of sampling locations

Gladstone Port Curtis sites 2A, 3B, Ak0.0, Ak0.2, Ak1.6, Ak1.65, B0.0, B12.0, B15.7, B2.7, B4, B4.7, B5.1, B5.11, B8.6, BC, BG10, BW1, BW2, C0.0, C0.01, C1.6, C11.3, C12.9, C14.5, C16.1, C3.2, C4.8, C6.4, C6.41, C6.42, C6.45, CB, CBJF, CN1, COI, CONT1, CONT2, CONT3, CPA2.8, D0.0, DSD1, E1a, E3a, FBDR, FBJF, FL, FL1, FL2, FL3, FR0.0, FR0.1, FR0.2, FR20.0, FR57.3, FRE100, HHI, J0.0, MM1, MM2, MM21, MM22, NGPDP2, NGPSW3, PC0.0, QE3, QE3.11, QE31, QE32, QE33, QE34, QE35, QE4, QE41, RB1, RB1.1, RB1.2, RB3, RB31, SCI, SCI0.2, SFI, SGM1, SGM11, SGW4, SGW41, SGW5, SGW51, ST1, ST10.9, ST13.5, ST14.5, ST16.5, ST20.0, ST4.8, ST4.81, ST4.82, STNM, STSC, STSM, TB1, TB2, TBDR, TBJF, WW1

Frequency of monitoring

Monthly

Where is the program reported?

http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/gladstone/

Frequency of reporting

Monthly


Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Water Quality of Port Curtis and Tributaries, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/assessment/monitoring/current-and-future-monitoring/water-quality-port-curtis-tributaries.html>.

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