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Raspberry Creek Macroinvertebrate Sampling and Analysis

Macroinvertebrate Sampling and Analysis

We were engaged by Heron Resources Limited to undertake a Rapid Biological Assessment (RBA) on Raspberry Creek to determine the key ecological values within the study area.  The RBA supported a Works Approval (WA) application to the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) seeking permission for Heron to discharge treated mine water to Raspberry Creek.

The sampling point located upstream of the proposed discharge location was of ecological significance because it was within all EPA water quality and ANZECC guidelines and EPA biological objectives for macroinvertebrates.  The middle and downstream sites were of lower significance because the water quality of these sites did not meet EPA objectives and ANZECC guidelines. Both sites were within EPA biological objectives for macroinvertebrates.

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