EPA Tasmania has undertaken water quality monitoring in the Port Arthur region. Monitoring was undertaken on 9 December 2019.
The monitoring was undertaken to determine point in time water quality across the area, appraise the condition of sea grass beds and assess opportunistic algal growth levels. The monitoring undertaken may be replicated in the future to provide a comparison to the December 2019 findings.
Purpose of Water Quality Monitoring
- Provide water quality information to increase the understanding of water quality in the Port Arthur Region
- Provide a summer snapshot of water quality, sea grass condition and opportunistic algal growth levels
- Provide independent validation of water quality information collected by (or on behalf of) Tassal under the terms of Environmental Licence 9959/2
Port Arthur Water Quality Observations December 2019