BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 303          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Water Quality Monitoring in Morella Basin (Martins Washpool CP)
Abstract: Morella Basin was once an irregularly, but long period, seasonally inundated wetland. Morella Basin is situated immediately upstream from Salt Creek and is a pondage basin for USE drainage water. Two thirds of the basin is in Martins Washpool Conservation Park and the balance is being added to the park. The wetland hydrology of the basin is poorly understood. To provide information for the management plan for Martins Washpool Conservation Park water chemistry and hydrology requires investigation. Water levels and water chemistry is recorded on a quarterly basis (2000-2001) - north and south ends of wetland. The SEWCDB has installed a continuous water level gauge at the outlet.
Start Date: 27/03/2000      End Date: 10/12/2001
Survey Type: Land Resource Inventory
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Water level gauging continuously recorded, water chemistry also recorded quarterly, results contribute toward the Martin's Washpool Management plan. Weekly pH, salinity and dissolved oxygen readings taken weekly by PIRSA, Sustainable Resources at northern and southern ends.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Monitoring - Vegetation/Ecosystem (ie species records - usually re-visited for ongoing monitoring) NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:South East) - Mt Gambier Office - Regional Ecologist