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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.
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.
Last updated: 10 May 2018