Labadz M of Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology. SERF Water Quality Data, September-October. Samford, Queensland, 2013.
Physico-chemical parameters of the surface water from two permanent sampling sites on the Samford Creek, southeast Queensland, Australia, are determined. The parameters include temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. In addition, a velocity Doppler measures flow rate and creek height at these two locations. This data is collected continuously and averaged over 10-minute intervals to investigate the effects of land use change, in particular urbanisation, on the aquatic system in a peri-urban environment. hown here are daily averages of the 10-minute data. Further, the data will be used to validate a catchment hydrological model of the area using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), which will simulate the effects of different land use scenarios on the catchment water balance and nutrient fluxes.
From 1 January 2011 to ongoing
Two permanent measurement stations have been established on the Samford creek to provide continuous stream quality and flow data. These stations consist of a physico-chemical sensor (Sonde 6600 V2, YSI incorporated, Ohio, USA) to measure temperature, pH, Eh and conductivity, and a velocity Doppler (Argonaut-SL, Sontek/YSI, San Diego, USA) to measure water flow and creek height. The sensors are connected to a CR800 datalogger (Campbell Scientific Inc, USA) and data is continuously averaged over 30 minute intervals. One station is located upstream from the junction of Samford creek and South Pine River and downstream from Samford village, providing water data from not only the village but also the entire Samford valley. The second station is located upstream of the village, and immediately below the conflux of the two SERF sub-catchments.