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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.


Sampling for bugs 21 Jan 2018

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 2023

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 195 January 2023 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 196 February 2023
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 197 March 2023 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 198 April 2023
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 199 May 2023 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 200 June 2023
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 201 July 2023 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 202 August 2023
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 203 September 2023  

Reports from 2022

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 184 January 2022 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 185 February 2022
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 186 March 2022 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 187 April 2022
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 188 May 2022 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 189 June 2022
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 190 July 2022 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 191 August 2022
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 192 September 2022 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 193 October 2022
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 194 November 2022  

Reports from 2021

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 175 January 2021 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 176 February 2021
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 177 March 2021 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 178 April 2021
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 179 May 2021 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 180 June 2021
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 181 July 2021 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 182 October 2021
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 183 November 2021  

Reports from 2020

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 172 January 2020 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 173 February 2020
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 174 March 2020  

Reports from 2019

FSCVR Waterwatch Report 161 January 2019 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 162 February 2019
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 163 March 2019 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 164 April 2019
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 165 May 2019 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 166 June 2019
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 167 July 2019 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 168 August 2019
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 169 September 2019 FSCVR Waterwatch Report 170 October 2019
FSCVR Waterwatch Report 171 November 2019  

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

 

 
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