Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program - Water Quality

PCIMP monitors across 15 sampling zones (54 water sites) in Port Curtis to assess the water quality and health of Port Curtis, with sites ranging from the Narrows in the north to Colosseum Inlet in the south. Included in the zones are sites within the State and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zones. Water is sampled quarterly (March, June, September, December) at each of the 54 sites. Physiochemical parameters (pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, conductivity, salinity, temperature and light) are measured in situ and water samples are analysed for a range of nutrients and metal concentrations to assess the water quality of the harbour. The quality of the data is assured by analysing duplicate and triplicate samples from a number of sites and the analysis is performed by a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory.

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Professor Owen Nevin Independent Chair Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program o.nevin@cqu.edu.au
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