Water publications

Publications from the Water Resources Division that include some of the more complex issues of water resources in the Northern Territory.

The full collection of water resource reports is available through the Report Index (317.5 kb).

Aquatic Health publications

Below are publications from the Aquatic Health Unit.

2017

2016

2015

Fortune, J. (2015) Metal, nutrient and hydrocarbon concentrations of Rapid Creek mangrove sediments, Darwin (5.1 mb)  , Report No. 17/2015D, Palmerston, Northern Territory 

Duguid, A. (2015) Wetlands of the Alice Springs Water Control District (3.0 mb). Department of Land Resource Management, Report No 04/2015A. Palmerston, Northern Territory

Fortune, J., Mauraud, N. (2015) Effect of tide on water quality of Jones Creek, Darwin Harbour (3.9 mb). Department of Land Resource Management, Report No. 02/2014D. Palmerston, Northern Territory

Fortune, J. (2015) Spatial variability of Darwin Harbour water quality during dry season neap tides of 2012 and 2013 (6.7 mb). Department of Land Resource Management, Aquatic Health Unit. Palmerston, NT.

Munksgaard, N.C., Fortune, J. (2015) Metal concentrations in Rapid Creek sediment cores (3.0 mb). Department of Land Resource Management,  Darwin, Northern Territory

Novak, P., Schult, J. (2015)  Baseline monitoring of metal concentrations over a one year period in the Daly River near Nauiyu. (4.2 mb) Department of Land Resource Management, Report No. 18/2015D. Palmerston, Northern Territory

2014

Schult, J. (2014) Pesticide and Nutrient Monitoring in Five Springs of the Darwin Region in the 2014 Dry Season (3.2 mb). Department of Land Resource Management, Report No 10/2014D. Palmerston, Northern Territory

Schult, J. (2014)  End of Dry Season Water Quality in the Roper and Daly River catchments 2012-13 (1.7 mb). Department of Land Resource Management, Report No. 03/2014D. Palmerston

Dostine, P.L. (2014). A survey of the fish fauna of the Roper River near Jude's Crossing in the late dry season 2013 (1.2 mb). Report number 02/2014D. Aquatic Health Unit, Water Resources Division, Department of Land Resource Management. Report number 02/2014D. Palmerston, Northern Territory

Dr. Niels C. Munksgaard (2013) Recommendations for sampling and analysis of Darwin Harbour sediment (468.9 kb). Charles Darwin University.

Dostine, P.L. (2014). Dry season water quality and macroinvertebrate assemblages in Rapid Creek: an urban stream in the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia. (610.9 kb) Aquatic Health Unit, Water Resources Division, Department of Land Resource Management. Report number 01/2014D. Palmerston, Northern Territory

2013

Dostine, P.L. (2013). Phytoplankton communities of East Arm in Darwin Harbour (1.7 mb). Department of Land Resource Management. Report number 03/2013D. Palmerston. Northern Territory.

Butler, E.C.V., Streten-Joyce, C., Tsang, J.J., Williams, D.K., Alongi, D.M., Furnas, M.J. and McKinnon, A.D. (2013) A procedure for evaluating the nutrient assimilative capacity of Darwin Harbour (1.0 mb). Report for Aquatic Health Unit, NT Department of Land Resource Management. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Darwin. (41 pp. plus appendices).

Niels Munksgaard, Mirjam Kaestli, Karen Gibb, Peter Dostine and Simon Townsend. 2013. Darwin Harbour Baseline Sediment Survey 2012 (5.3 mb). Report to the Aquatic Health Unit, Northern Territory Government Department of Land Resource Management.

Dostine, P.L., Reynolds, S.J., Griffiths, A.D. and Gillespie, G.R.(2013). Factors influencing detection probabilities of frogs in the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia: implications for the design of monitoring studies.Wildlife Research 40, 393-402.

2012

2012 Darwin Harbour Report Cards

Prof. Andrew Campbell, Chair Darwin Harbour Beach Water Quality Taskforce. (2012). Darwin Harbour Beach Water Quality Taskforce Final Report (1.3 mb). Published 29 June 2012.

Schult, J. (2012). Pollutant loads to Darwin Harbour from selected catchments, 2008-2012 (1.5 mb). Report No. 12/2012D. Department of Land Resource Management, Darwin, NT.

Schult, J. 2012 Trial monitoring for pesticides and PAHs in the Katherine River using passive samplers (660.7 kb), Department of Land Resource Management. Report No 23/2011 D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

G. Lamche. and J. Schult. 2012. Macrophyte vegetation of six lagoons in the Darwin region NT (12.6 mb), Department of Land Resource Management. Report No 11/2012D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

2011

2011 Darwin Harbour Report Cards

2010

2010 Darwin Harbour Report Cards

Drewry, J., Fortune, J. and Brown, D. 2010 Water quality of the Elizabeth River estuary, Darwin Harbour, before and during the 2006-2007 wet season (5.1 mb). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Report No 18/2010D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

Drewry, J., Fortune, J., and Majid, M. 2010. Spatial distribution of water quality indicators in Buffalo Creek estuary, Darwin Harbour (2.6 mb). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Report No 19/2010D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

Drewry, J., Fortune, J., and Majid, M. 2010. Flood plume water quality and spatial distribution of water quality indicators in Elizabeth River estuary, Darwin Harbour (6.9 mb). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Report No 20/2010D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

Drewry, J., Fortune, J., and Majid, M. 2010. Chlorophyll-a spatial distribution and water quality in urban-affected estuaries in the Darwin Harbour region (6.1 mb). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Report No 17/2010D. Palmerston NT, Australia.

2009

Fortune, J., Drewry, J., Lamche, G., Dostine P., Schult, J., Boland, T., Majid, M., and Maly, G. (2009). Darwin Harbour region report cards 2009. Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Palmerston NT.

Skinner, L., Townsend, S., and Fortune, J. (2009). The impact of urban land use on total pollutant loads entering Darwin Harbour (2.5 mb). Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport, Report 06/2008D, Darwin.

2008

Michael Welch, Julia Schult and Armando Padovan (2008). Effects of Urban Stormwater on Heavy Metal and Nutrient Concentrations in Mangrove Sediments of Darwin Harbour (1.2 mb) Report 08/2008D, Aquatic Health Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport.

Gisela Lamche and Yusuke Fukuda (2008). Comparison of Genus and Family Level Ausrivas Models (842.2 kb) Report 01/2008D, Aquatic Health Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Darwin.

Lamche, Gisela (2008): The Health of the Darwin Region Lagoons: Trials of Nationally Proposed Wetland Condition Indicators. Report 05/2008D. Aquatic Health Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts.

The Health of the Darwin Region Lagoons: Trials of Nationally Proposed Wetland Condition Indicators
Chapters 1 - 3 (305.0 kb)
Chapter 4 (996.5 kb)
Chapter 5 - 5.5 (854.9 kb)
Chapter 5.6 - 5.12 (1.1 mb)
Chapter 6 (92.7 kb)
Appendices (333.0 kb)
Maps (1.0 mb)

Last updated: 23 May 2017