Darwin Harbour report card 2019
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.
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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