The Lakes Environmental and Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program
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.
Program start date
Program end date
Objectives of the program
To gain a better understanding of natural processes in The Lakes and to identify conditions that lead to algae bloom and fish kills.
Who is involved?
Townsville City Council (Construction and Maintenance and Integrated Sustainability Services with analysis by Townsville Water).
Contact details of lead organisation: enquiries♲townsville.qld.gov.au
List of indicators monitored
A suite of physicochemical parameters are monitored with emphasis on pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen (% saturation) and algal concentrations. Most importantly, visual (water colour, avifauna, surface activity) and seasonal observations (temperature, rainfall, cloud cover and tidal variations) are ongoing.
Scale of program
Brief description of sampling locations
Ross Creek catchment - The Lakes – Paradise (Keyatta) Lake and Curralea Lake
Frequency of monitoring
Historically monitored twice per week (visual and physicochemical); however, the sampling frequency may be streamlined in future over the low risk months (May – October).
Where is the program reported?
Results are available upon request enquiries♲townsville.qld.gov.au.
Last updated: 22 March 2013
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) The Lakes Environmental and Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/assessment/monitoring/current-and-future-monitoring/the-lakes-environmental-and-ecosystem-health.html