SunWater monitors the water quality of storages (dams and weirs) as per regulatory requirements and the DNRM Water Monitoring Data Collection Standard. We monitor water quality within the storage and in the downstream receiving environment. The frequency of monitoring varies according to the Standard’s requirements.
Format of data
The water quality data consists of two main types:
- Field measurements- measurements taken by SunWater staff using a monitoring device which is used on site
- Laboratory measurements- measurements made in a laboratory on water samples taken by SunWater at the site
The following data is collected and supplied as raw data:
|Water Temperature||Deg. C||Water temperature||Field|
|Dissolved Oxygen||mg/L||Amount of oxygen dissolved in the water||Field|
|pH||pH||Acidity or alkalinity of the water||Field|
|Electrical Conductivity||µs/cm||An indicative measure of salts in the water||Field|
|Total Nitrogen||mg/L||Amount of all nitrogen in water, including ammonia, nitrates, etc.||Lab|
|Total Phosphorous||mg/L||Amount of all forms of phosphorus in water||Lab|
|Total Sulphides||mg/L||Amount of sulphides in water including hydrogen sulphide (rotten egg smell)||Lab|
Tips on using this raw data
The data can be viewed to check on the most recent water quality measurements. If required, this data can be manipulated using your chosen spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel) and can be filtered or used to create graphs. Refer to the help function in your software for more details if required.
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All data is preliminary with final reporting being provided to DNRM.