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Okehampton Bay Monitoring Program

​​The EPA has conducted water quality monitoring in Okehampton Bay and the Mercury Passage since August 2017. The monitoring program aims to increase the understanding of water quality within the Mercury Passage and Okehampton Bay.  

   Okehampton Bay Monitoring Plan   (398Kb)

Water Quality Monitoring Program 

​The purpose of the program is to provide

  • water quality information to increase the understanding of water quality in the Mercury Passage and Okehampton Bay.
  • water quality information for comparison with Default Guideline Values (DGVs) for aquatic ecosystems for the Mercury Passage.
  • ​water quality information to assist nutrient dispersion modelling and biogeochemical model development and validation.
  • independent validation of water quality information collected by (or on behalf of) Tassal, for the initial 2 years of operation.

​Water Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: water@epa.tas.gov.au​

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.