Monitoring of Urban Lakes
Terrestrial and aquatic flora identification | Understanding of likely construction impacts to aquatic environment | Local and State legislation
Gold Coast City Council are installing Floating Reed Beds (FRBs) within three urban lakes on the Gold Coast. To determine if the installation of FRBs within the three lakes changes the level of pollutants and water quality within each lake system, regular water quality monitoring was completed to establish baseline datasets to provide for future data comparison.
- To determine if the installation of FRB’s within the three urban lakes changes the level of pollutants and water quality within each lake system.
Partners & Stakeholders
- Gold Coast City Council
- Environmental Analysis Laboratory
- Provision of adequate baseline data for future comparison
Project Value: $20, 000
Challenges: Regular and event-based sampling under difficult conditions; data management and interpretation