Darwin Harbour Report Card 2016

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 creeks flow to Shoal Bay, these include King, Micket and Buffalo Creeks.

The Leanyer-Sanderson Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges to Buffalo Creek which drains into Shoal Bay.

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Last updated: 18 August 2020

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