Water quality declines according to 'report card'
The water quality and ecological health at two sampling points around the Peninsula have declined over the past year.
The council's Central Coast Waterways Report Card has downgraded both Woy Woy Bay and Booker Bay from "excellent" to "good".
The report attributed this to heavy rainfall in March which "resulted in one significant chlorophyll-a trigger value exceedance in April".
Water quality throughout Brisbane Water was graded good (B) with the exception of Kincumber Broadwater which received a fair grade (C)
The water quality at Patonga Creek was rated as "excellent".
The sites were monitored for chlorophyll-a, turbidity and Seagrass depth range.
The report said the ratings were used to track change, guide management decisions and identify the need for detailed audits.
Website, 29 Nov 2021
Waterways Report Card, Central Coast Council