Hydrodynamic, Water Quality and Ecological Study of Eprapah Creek Estuarine Zone: a Multi-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional Approach

Brown, Richard, Ferris, John, Warburton, Kevin and Chanson, Hubert (2004). Hydrodynamic, Water Quality and Ecological Study of Eprapah Creek Estuarine Zone: a Multi-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional Approach. In: Hubert Chanson and John Macintosh, Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, ANA Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-8). 13-16 July, 2004.

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Author Brown, Richard
Ferris, John
Warburton, Kevin
Chanson, Hubert
Title of paper Hydrodynamic, Water Quality and Ecological Study of Eprapah Creek Estuarine Zone: a Multi-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional Approach
Conference name 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
Conference location ANA Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 13-16 July, 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
Place of Publication Barton, ACT, Australia
Publisher Engineers Australia
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 085825 850 1
Editor Hubert Chanson
John Macintosh
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A series of detailed multi-disciplinary field studies was conducted in a small subtropical creek : i.e., Eprapah Creek, Victoria Point Queensland. Hydrodynamic and ecological measurements were conducted simultaneously in the river mouth to assess the complexity of the estuarine zone and the interactions between hydraulic engineering, environmental issues, biology and ecology. The results provide unique and original snapshots of a subtropical creek, and the methodology sets new standards for the comprehensive surveys of estuaries in the sub-tropical zone. A key feature of the field studies was the contrasted outcomes, and the results impact on the selection of "key indicators". Fauna observations showed strong bird and fish activities, but other results demonstrated on-going pollution.
Subjects 270702 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
291100 Environmental Engineering
260403 Physical Oceanography
270500 Zoology
291800 Interdisciplinary Engineering
291101 Environmental Engineering Modelling
291803 Turbulent Flows
299900 Other Engineering and Technology
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
290800 Civil Engineering
270599 Zoology not elsewhere classified
260400 Oceanography
Keyword field study
sub-tropical estuary
turbulence
water quality
ecology
key water quality indicator
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