Water quality

Water quality

Sunwater monitors the water quality of storages (dams and weirs) in line with regulatory requirements and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Water Monitoring Data Collection Standard. We monitor water quality within the storage, including blue-green algae levels, and in the downstream river. The frequency of monitoring varies according to the Standard’s requirements.

For more information on blue-green algae visit here.

Water quality reports

Glebe Beneficial Use Scheme

Water Quality Monitoring Plan

Updated 2015

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

March 2019

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

July 2019

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

September 2019

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

March 2018

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

June 2018

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

September 2018

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

December 2018

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Chinchilla Beneficial Use Scheme

Quarterly Water Quality Report

March 2019

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

July 2019

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Quarterly Water Quality Report

September 2019

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Water quality data

How to read water quality data

The water quality data consists of two main types:

  • Field measurements — by Sunwater staff on site with a monitoring device
  • Laboratory measurements — in a laboratory on water samples taken by Sunwater at the site.

The following data is collected and supplied as raw data:

ParameterUnitsDescriptionType
Water TemperatureDeg. CWater temperatureField
Dissolved Oxygenmg/LAmount of oxygen dissolved in the waterField
pHpHAcidity or alkalinity of the waterField
Electrical Conductivityµs/cmAn indicative measure of salts in the waterField
Total Nitrogenmg/LAmount of all nitrogen in water, including ammonia, nitrates, etc.Lab
Total Phosphorousmg/LAmount of all forms of phosphorus in waterLab
Total Sulphidesmg/LAmount of sulphides in water including hydrogen sulphide (rotten egg smell)Lab

Tips on using this raw data

The data can be viewed to check 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.

Water quality data files

Barker Barambah

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Bowen Broken Rivers

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Boyne River & Tarong

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Bundaberg

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Burdekin Haughton

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Callide Valley

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Chinchilla Weir

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Dawson Valley

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Julius Dam

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Lower Fitzroy

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Lower Mary

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Macintyre Brook

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Mareeba Dimbulah

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Nogoa Mackenzie

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Pioneer Valley

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Proserpine

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St George

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Three Moon Creek

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Upper Burnett

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Upper Condamine

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