South East Monitoring Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The EPA has undertaken to conduct water quality monitoring in the south east of Tasmania since January 2018. The monitoring program aims to increase the understanding of water quality within Storm Bay, the lower Derwent Estuary and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

​Water Quality Monitoring Program

The purpose of the program is to provide water quality information​​

  • to increase the understanding of water quality in Storm Bay, the lower Derwent Estuary and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

  • to increase the understanding of the contribution of each water body (Derwent Estuary, Storm Bay and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel) to the overall water quality of the region.

  • for comparison with Default Guideline Values (DGVs) for aquatic ecosystems within the region.​

  • to assist nutrient dispersion modelling and biogeochemical model development and validation.