Zone 8: Buffalo Creek

Water quality in Buffalo Creek was poor. Indicators of dissolved oxygen and water clarity did not comply with Water Quality Objectives. Algal biomass and nutrients were also high in this system.

Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek wheel 2020

About Buffalo Creek

Buffalo Creek is a small tidal creek in the Shoal Bay receives discharge from the Leanyer-Sanderson wastewater treatment plant.

The creek is poorly flushed and discharge is not readily dispersed, causing a build-up of nutrients and excessive algal growth.

A small area of the newly established suburb of Muirhead also drains towards Buffalo Creek delivering urban stormwater during the wet season.

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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.

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Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek turbidity 2020
Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek dissolved Oxygen 2020
Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek Chlorophyll-a 2020
Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek filterable reactive phosphorus 2020Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek ammonia 2020Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek NOx 2020

Supplementary parameters

Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek salinity 2020 Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek temperature 2020 Zone 8 - Buffalo Creek pH 2020


Last updated: 12 October 2021

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