Darwin Harbour report card 2018
Zone 7: Shoal Bay
Water quality in Shoal Bay was excellent.
All indicators complied with Water Quality Objectives.
About Shoal Bay
Shoal Bay is a shallow embayment with a number of sandbars along the coastal fringe and entrance to tidal creeks.
Shoal Bay receives sediment and nutrient loads from the Howard River catchment during the wet season.
A number of smaller mangrove-lined tidal creeks flow to Shoal Bay, these include King, Micket and Buffalo Creeks.
The Leanyer-Sanderson Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges to Buffalo Creek which flows into Shoal Bay.
The distribution of the data for all parameters is shown here as box and whisker plots.
For report card grades the median of the data (solid line in the box) is compared to the Water Quality Objective (dotted line) for each parameter.
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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