Darwin Harbour Report Card 2017

Zone 8: Buffalo Creek

Water quality in Buffalo Creek was very poor.

None of the indicators complied with Water Quality Objectives.

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About Buffalo Creek

Buffalo Creek is a small tidal creek in the Shoal Bay receives discharge from the Leanyer-Sanderson wastewater treatment plant.
The creek is poorly flushed and discharge is not readily dispersed, causing a build-up of nutrients and excessive algal growth.
A small area of the newly established suburb of Muirhead also drains towards Buffalo Creek delivering urban stormwater during the wet season.

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Last updated: 14 March 2019