This site is on a muddy, intertidal sandflat near the mouth of a large inlet called Dyers Creek. The Dyers Creek catchment is largely rural pasture with patches of native forest. Monitoring began in 2005 to record any changes in ecological health that might result from remedial work planned in the subcatchment.
Mud content and macrofauna are sampled every three months, and heavy metal contaminants roughly every ten years. There are moderately high concentrations of mud at the site but low concentrations of contaminants.
Monitored site results
This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils and unitary authorities for the Estuary health scientific indicators, click the tiles for more information: