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Waterwatch

Our waterwatch activities:

In Victoria, Waterwatch volunteers monitor over 1000 sites statewide, with about 100 sites in the Melbourne Water area, greatly supplementing the authorities' own monitoring sites. The aims are stream quality management by reporting and by public involvement and awareness.

Since its inception in June 2004, the FSCVR Waterwatch group has actively monitored the health of Scotchmans Creek in the vicinity of the Mount Waverley Wetlands. The group's monthly reports are viewable below. The DSE database of all Victorian Waterwatch sites (accessible via the Melbourne Water Waterwatch web page) contains our more recent data.

The FSCVR group now visits 4 sites each month and measures physical and chemical properties, surveys the aquatic invertebrate population, and assesses the watercourse wildlife habitat quality. The group consists of FSCVR members and other interested people.

If you have an interest in the health of Scotchmans Creek or are studying environmental science, you would be welcome to contact us and arrange to participate in the field sessions. We also welcome school groups on special visits, usually combining their visits with information excursions along the creeks or in Valley Reserve.

The FSCVR group is supported with training and equipment by Melbourne Water and City of Monash.


Waterbugs and chemical analysis 22 May 2011

Some of the Creatures that we have found in Scotchmans Creek:

Yabby - May 2011 Freshwater Shrimp - May 2005 Water Boatman - September 2014

The Friends of Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve Waterwatch Reports

Please click on the links below to view our reports from the past few years. These documents are in pdf format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Reports from 2017

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 139 January 2017 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 140 February 2017
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 141 March 2017 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 142 April 2017
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 143 May 2017 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 144 June 2017
FSCVR Habitat photos downstream sites June 2017 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 145 July 2017
FSCVR Habitat photos upstream sites July 2017 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 146 August 2017
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 147 September 2017  

Reports from 2016

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 128 January 2016 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 129 February 2016
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 130 March 2016 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 131 April 2016
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 132 May 2016 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 133 June 2016
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 134 July 2016 FSCVR Habitat photos downstream sites July 2016  
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 135 August 2016 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 136 September 2016
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 137 October 2016 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 138 November 2016

Reports from 2015

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 117 January 2015 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 118 February 2015
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 119 March 2015 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 120 April 2015
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 121 May 2015 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 122 June 2015  
FSCVR Habitat photos upstream sites June 2015 FSCVR Pollution in Glen Waverley Main Drain June 2015  
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 123 July 2015 FSCVR Habitat photos downstream sites July 2015  
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 124 August 2015 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 125 September 2015
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 126 October 2015 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 127 November 2015

Reports from 2014

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 106 January 2014 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 107 February 2014
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 108 March 2014 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 109 April 2014
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 110 May 2014 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 111 June 2014
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 112 July 2014 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 113 August 2014
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 114 September 2014 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 115 October 2014
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 116 November 2014  

Please contact us if you wish to have access to previous reports or wish to view our more detailed data.

 

 
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