Zone 7: Shoal Bay

Water quality in Shoal Bay was very good.

All indicators complied with Water Quality Objectives.

Zone 7 - Shoal Bay wheel 2020

About Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay is a shallow embayment with a number of sandbars along the coastal fringe and entrance to tidal creeks.

Shoal Bay receives sediment and nutrient loads from the Howard River catchment during the wet season.

A number of smaller mangrove-lined tidal creeks flow to Shoal Bay, these include King, Micket and Buffalo Creeks.

The Leanyer-Sanderson Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges to Buffalo Creek which flows into Shoal Bay.

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.

Zone 7 - Shoal Bay turbidity 2020
Zone 7 - Shoal Bay dissolved Oxygen 2020
Zone 7 - Shoal Bay Chlorophyll-a 2020
Zone 7 - Shoal Bay filterable reactive phosphorus 2020Zone 7 - Shoal Bay ammonia 2020Zone 7 - Shoal Bay NOx 2020

Supplementary parameters

Zone 7 - Shoal Bay salinity 2020 Zone 7 - Shoal Bay temperature 2020 Zone 7 - Shoal Bay pH 2020

Last updated: 12 October 2021

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