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Water warning - EPA

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Created by Saffer > 9 months ago, 5 Feb 2011
Saffer
VIC, 4154 posts
5 Feb 2011 9:07PM
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This is from the EPA web site. If you intend kiting, make sure to clean those cuts afterwards with bacterial soap or bath with dettol.

Kited today at Brighton. It smelt like a petrol refinery but at least it wasn't sewerage like St Kilda. Lots of debris in the water, branches, wheely bins, etc.

Sunday 6 February 2011

EPA Victoria's Beach Report bacterial water quality forecast is Poor for all monitored beaches.

EPA recommends against swimming near stormwater drain, rivers, streams and other outlets into Port Phillip Bay during and 24 hours after rain.

The Beach Report forecasts are a prediction of bacterial levels, based on the latest weather conditions, beach water quality history and recent bacterial sampling results.

Check your beach to see the summer 2010-2011 bacterial sampling results.

shags
VIC, 37 posts
6 Feb 2011 9:55PM
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Was nice and windy today but the water did its best to smell like poo.... was a good sesion once the nose adjusted! :)

Saffer
VIC, 4154 posts
6 Feb 2011 10:26PM
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Much better at inverloch today and no smell of poo :)

Albos
VIC, 162 posts
6 Feb 2011 10:31PM
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I was ment to head down to inverloch for a weekend of kiting aswell but I lost my car in a puddle. I kited the south side of mordiallic pier today and it was far cleaner and had no smell compared to Hampton yesterday (was yuck)

Saffer
VIC, 4154 posts
6 Feb 2011 11:02PM
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Was an interesting drive there. 3 hours due to flooding so it forced some alternative routes. Best session was in the morning.

Big eeeZeee
NSW, 1100 posts
7 Feb 2011 9:19PM
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when's it safe to go back in the water?

davo4772
VIC, 61 posts
7 Feb 2011 9:56PM
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Day off tomorrow, was going to Altona.

Not so sure now.







davo4772
VIC, 61 posts
7 Feb 2011 10:01PM
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Altona- Water Quality Forecast is fair.

Looks like ear plugs and mouth shut at all times.

Am hanging for a kite so good enough.

tenno
QLD, 50 posts
7 Feb 2011 9:02PM
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id be giving it 4-5 days. the bay is filth at the mo. If you have the day off, trip down to torquay - point danger or somewhere out of port phillip/western port

Saffer
VIC, 4154 posts
7 Feb 2011 10:12PM
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It has already improved, I kited Altona this evening and it wasn't as bad as I've seen it other days:

EPA report is looking fine so it seems like it improved pretty quickly.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

EPA Victoria's Beach Report bacterial water quality forecast is fair for all monitored beaches.

EPA recommends against swimming near stormwater drain, rivers, streams and other outlets into Port Phillip Bay during and 24 hours after rain.

The Beach Report forecasts are a prediction of bacterial levels, based on the latest weather conditions, beach water quality history and recent bacterial sampling results.

Check your beach to see the summer 2010-2011 bacterial sampling results.

djdojo
VIC, 1414 posts
8 Feb 2011 12:01AM
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I kited Altona on Sunday and it was very brown but not too stinky. Made extra sure to close eyes and mouth when crashing and I don't think I really swallowed anything. Yet, I woke up today not feeling great, sort of mild headache and wonder if it was related. No digestion issues though, thankfully.

Post-rain Port Phillip just goes to show what a dirty business it is running cities the way we currently do. As Tim Flannery says, the ocean only seems to withstand the abuse we give it because it's 500 times heavier than the atmosphere, but still there are limits. We can't just keep washing our crap out to see and hoping the oceans will deal with it.

As kiters we are among the frontline (of our species at least) to experience certain pollution effects. I reckon we should direct that experience however we can to reduce ocean pollution.

davo4772
VIC, 61 posts
8 Feb 2011 12:05AM
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Will check it out in the morning and post.



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