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MyWater Community Portal

Are you interested in the environment and want to do something to help? Statistics show that Australians are increasingly interested in learning more about their impact on the environment and how they can contribute to more sustainable living.

But how can you help?

There is a growing movement towards citizen science – public participation in scientific research to increase knowledge of the environment. Fitzroy Partnership operates our unique citizen science program; MyWater, where schools, groups and individuals can sample and test their local waterways and upload their results to this MyWater web portal.

Our Science Project Officer can support your group with an education session, or we can loan you one of our Water Monitoring Kits and Water Sampling and Monitoring Guides to help get you started.

Upload your water sampling data to MyWater and help us build one of the largest citizen science water data samples in Australia!

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Sites Overview

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Site Grade
Sunset Drive B
Norman Rd Bridge B
Kershaw Gardens B
Girl Guides B
Emerald Botanic Gardens B
Fairbairn Dam A
Williams Farm A
Dee River crossing in Mandalay C
Gundoo Rangers Moores Creek B
Oakey Creek in Penny Royal B
Frenchmans Creek at Jard Street B
Frenchman's Creek at Honour St (Scout hut) B
Frenchman's Ck at Kalka Shades C
Grosvenor Creek at Moranbah B
Waterpark Creek B
Nogoa River at Denbigh Downs A
Marlborough Creek at Sharps B
Scott's Crossing, Dee River C
Fitzroy River at Barrage B
Yeppen Yeppen Lagoon B
Eichelberger Park A
Fitzroy Bridge B
BROLGA B
Byfield A
Stony Creek Byfield A
Stoney Creek Byfield A
Riley's Upper Stoney Creek A
Riley's Upper Riffle A
Riley's Main Pool A
Riley's Lower Riffle Zone A
Riley's Lower Stream A
Riley's Swamp B
Stoney creek A
Stoney creek A
eamon upper stream A
Keely's Lower Riffle A
SC L-Riffle A
Charles Upper Pool A
eamon upper riffle zone A
Eamon main pool A
Eamon lower riffle A
Eamon lower stream A
Eamon swamp B
Charles Upper Riffle A
Charles Main Pool A
Charles Lower Riffle A
Charles Lower Pool A
Charles Swamp B
Springfield drive B
Reaney St A
Nerimbera boat ramp B
Woolwash A
Coorooman Creek C
S'side boat ramp E
N/side boat ramp (above barrage) C
Port Alma b/ramp A
Washpool Creek B
Janlann Bore B
Dee River, Tipperary Crossing D
Inkerman Ck A
Ski/Power Boat Club A
Maddy Upper Pool A
Acacia Upper pool A
Kalyska Upper Pool A
Maddy Upper Riffle A
Maddy Main Pool A
Maggie Upper Stoney A
mag upper riff A
Acacia lower riffle A
Maddy Lower Pool A
Maddy Other A
Maddy Other RIGHT A
Kalyska Upper Riffle Zone A
Kalyska Main pool A
Alicia Upper Pool A
Upper Pool Mach A
Upper Riffle A
Main Pool Mach A
Lower riffle Mach A
lower pool Mach A
other MACH A
Upper Stony Visitor Area C&S A
Upper Riffle Stony Creek C&J A
Main Pool Stony Creek C&J A
Lower Riffle Stony Creek C&J A
Lower Pool Stony Creek C&J A
Small Creek Stony Creek C&J A
Kalyska lower riffle A
Kalyska lower pool A
Kalyska Other location A
Maddy Other CHECKING A
MADDY A
Shuttleworth and Co A
Shuttleworth and Co Upper Pool A
Upper Pool- TP A
Upper Riffle- TP A
Main Pool A
Lower Riffle A
Lower Pool-TP A
Other- TP A
Splitters Creek A
Jasper and Co A
Lower Riffle MM A
Stephen UR A
Stephen MP A
Stephen LR A
Stephen LP A
Stephen Other A
Jasper and Co Upper Pool A
Jasper and Co Upper Riffle A
Jasper and Co Main Pool A
Jasper and Co Lower Riffle A
Jasper and Co Lower Pool A
m upper pool A
MADDY MAIN POOL A
m upper riffle_ A
mMain Pool A
Upper Pool - Holly A
mlower riffle A
main pool mm A
Byfield A

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How to sample – Get involved in local waterway monitoring today!

What you will need:

  • Bucket
  • Sorting trays
  • Scoop net with handle
  • Magnifying glass
  • pH test strips
  • salinity meter
  • Turbidity tube
  • Fish traps
  • Spoons/pipettes
  • Information guides for waterbugs, fish and weeds - see resources for downloadable guides

Resources

Enter your data directly into the MyWater community portal, or if you’re out in the field download this guide and use it to support your water monitoring.

Water Monitoring in Action

We are proud of the range of schools, groups and individuals committed to monitoring data in the Fitzroy Basin. Well done and thank you to the following organisations and groups who have contributed data to our MyWater portal over time:

  • Cawarral State School
  • Central Highlands Cotton Growers and Irrigators Association/Central Highlands Science Centre
  • Rockhampton Grammar School
  • Marlborough State School
  • North Rockhampton Girls Guides
  • Gundoo Junior Rangers
  • And many more!

Total Recorder Sample Contributions

Partnership Resources

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health is proud of its work in providing a more complete picture of river health in the Fitzroy Basin. We not only work with our valued Partners but also engage with the community to foster greater awareness of waterway health. We have a Mindi the Barramundi Mascot and new Maisy the Mayfly large-scale board game to support the community in waterway health awareness. If you have a use for these resources at your school or next community event, please get in touch at leigh.stitz@riverhealth.org.au

Caveats for use

The results displayed above are based on data that has been collected by enthusiastic and dedicated members of the community. The MyWater portal and associated results are provided for educational and awareness raising purposes. No quality control measures have been applied to the data. As such the data is not fit for use beyond this stated purpose. There is no training requirement for community members or groups to enter data to the MyWater portal. Community members or groups using this site and conducting associated waterway testing do so at their own risk. As such, community members and groups must ensure they have appropriate levels of insurance and conduct activities according to their own risk and workplace health and safety procedures.

If in doubt, don’t test your local waterways!