Water Science

Salinity in our waterways poster

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Salinity – fact sheet

Salinity refers to the movement and concentration of salt through the landscape. Find out more here!

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What is a catchment? Fact sheet

A catchment is the area of land from which rainfall flows to form a creek or river.

Find out how it is managed and what are some threats to catchments.

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Phosphorus – fact sheet

Find out about what causes phosphorus in a waterway.

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Habitats near a waterway – fact sheet

Find out about what the different habitats near a waterway are and the benefits of them!

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What is the riparian zone? – fact sheet

The riparian zone is any land that adjoins, directly influences, or is influenced by a body of water. Find out what the values, threats and management concerns are.

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Blackwater Fact sheet

Find out about why water sometimes turns black!

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FOAM fact sheet

Find about how and why foam occurs in waterways.

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River Detectives Manual – North Central – **new version coming for all regions soon

Download the sections of the teachers manual to guide you through a range of topics relating to Catchment Health:

 

Introduction to River Detectives Manual; Water Science; Homely Habitats and Homely Habitats Diagram; Story of a River; Getting Froggy; Salt Watch Week; Stormwater; Macroinvertebrates (waterbugs); Making macroinvertebrates

 

 

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Action in the Catchment (Field Manual)

A guide to water quality testing and sampling – full of lots of information to  guide you!

 

Get your School Field Manual now!

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Fresh and Salty Booklet

You might want to look at salinity at anytime of the year, but we have a close look at Salinity in May and invite you to as well. Look at the booklet below and even watch the ‘Fresh and Salty’ video too!

Booklet of Activities

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Turbidity Fact Sheet

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pH Fact sheet

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Fresh and Salty video

Fresh and Salty is a short animated film produced by the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority. Great for students!

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