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A Volunteer Community Awareness Program for Sach's Creek


Sach’s Creekwatch is a volunteer group who spend time at the creek monitoring water quality, fish populations and keeping an eye on the health of the creek system. The team usually meet once a fortnight and welcomes anyone who would like to take part.

Benalla Road Bridge: Air & Water Temperatures Compared to Dissolved Oxygen

From August 2004 air and water temperature began to rise with a corresponding decrease in dissolved oxygen levels up to mid-December.

Electrical Conductivity is well within the expected range.
(Note: Error Bars depict standard deviation around the mean where there were multiple monthly readings taken.)

Spatial comparison: The Oval Picnic Area to Benalla Road Bridge Site, 15th December 2004
Dissolved oxygen levels correspond to increases and decreases in flow rate with the highest score at the Swimming Hole where the creek course is narrower and flows over a rock shelf.

Rainfall patterns reflect normal seasonal variations
(‘wet’ =Jan to Mar; ‘Dry’=Apr to Dec).
Cormack’s Alert is an automatic weather station of the Bureau of Meteorology adjacent to Sach’s Creek (map).


For further details please contact
Environmental Management Services on 4727 9310

A Community Partnership With:

Visit NQ Water WebsiteVisit Conservation Volunteers Australia WebsiteVisit Bird Observers Club of Australia



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