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Black Ross (Townsville) Water Quality Improvement Plan Event Monitoring


The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.

Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.

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Program start date


Program end date


Objectives of the program

The program is associated with Black Ross (Townsville) Water Quality Improvement Plan requirements. Its objectives were to:

  • identify issues and help define the condition of water quality and any trends associated with land use
  • inform catchment and water quality models
  • determine end of catchment loads and assist with target setting.

Who is involved?

Lead organisation

Creek to Coral (Townsville City Council)

Contact details of lead organisation: enquiries♲

Partner organisations

Former Thuringowa City Council through Creek to Coral

List of indicators monitored

  • Electrical conductivity (EC) (µS/cm)
  • Total suspended solids (TSS) (mg/L)
  • Turbidity (NTU)
  • Total filterablenitrogen (TFN) (µg N/L)
  • Ammonia (µg N/L)
  • Nitrite (µg N/L)
  • Nitrate (µg N/L)
  • Particulate nitrogen (PN) (µg N/L)
  • Total nitrogen (TN) (µg N/L)
  • Total filterable phosphorus (TFP) (µg P/L)
  • Filterable reactive phosphorus (FRP) (µg P/L)
  • Particulate phosphorus (PP) (µg P/L)
  • Total phosphorus (TP) (µg P/L)

Scale of program

Black and Ross Basins

Brief description of sampling locations

A range of creeks and drains in Black and Ross Basins, including Woolcock St drain (Ross Creek catchment), Captain Creek (Mundy Creek), Kern drain (Bohle River catchment), Gordon Creek, Hill St drain (Bohle River catchment), Stuart Creek, Louisa Creek, Sachs Creek, Bluewater Creek, Alligator Creek, Hencamp Creek, Campus Creek (Ross River), Black River and Ross River (Aplins Weir, Blacks Weir and below the dam)

Frequency of monitoring

During rainfall run-off events during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 wet seasons

Where is the program reported?

ACTFR WQ Monitoring report 2006/07 wet season (Part 1 and Part 2)
ACTFR WQ Monitoring report 2007/08 wet season (wrq07/08)

Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Black Ross (Townsville) Water Quality Improvement Plan Event Monitoring, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation