Zone 9: Myrmidon Creek

Water quality in Myrmidon Creek has improved since last reporting year. Indicators of dissolved oxygen and water clarity did not always comply with Water Quality Objectives. Water quality at the mouth of this system entering East Arm and Elizabeth River was very good.

About Myrmidon Creek

Myrmidon Creek is a small mangrove-lined tidal creek on the fringes of the city of Palmerston.

It receives urban stormwater runoff during the wet season and discharge from the Palmerston wastewater treatment plant.

The creek drains into the Elizabeth River estuary.

Long term trend

Zone 1 - Elizabeth River estuary long term trend

Data summary

The distribution of the data for all parameters is shown here as box and whisker plots.

For report card grades the median of the data (solid line in the box) is compared to the Water Quality Objective (dotted line) for each parameter.

Indicator Plot(s)
Algae (Chlorophyll-a)
Dissolved oxygen
Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus)
Water clarity (turbidity)

Supplementary parameters


Last updated: 14 September 2022

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