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Yarra Watch – Water Quality Forecast

Yarra Watch season is now open and will close on Labour Day March 2017.

Avoid swimming after rain. Please remember It is illegal to swim downstream of Gipps Street, Abbotsford. Kew at the Chandler Highway represents the urban site where it is legal to swim.

Water Quality Forecast Key

Good

Suitable for swimming

Fair

May not be suitable for swimming

Poor

Not Suitable for swimming

N/A

Forecast data unavailable

Healesville

=Poor Today — Poor
Recent and forecast rain, stormwater pollution likely

= Tomorrow — Forecast data unavailable

Last Updated 05 Dec 2016 12:00 AM

Kew

=Poor Today — Poor
Recent and forecast rain, stormwater pollution likely

= Tomorrow — Forecast data unavailable

Last Updated 05 Dec 2016 12:00 AM

Launching Place

=Poor Today — Poor
Recent and forecast rain, stormwater pollution likely

= Tomorrow — Forecast data unavailable

Last Updated 05 Dec 2016 12:00 AM

Warrandyte

=Good Today — Good
Recent rain, however stormwater pollution unlikely

= Tomorrow — Forecast data unavailable

Last Updated 05 Dec 2016 12:00 AM

Forecasting

Between December 1st 2016 and March 13th 2017, Yarra Watch forecasts for 4 sites along the Yarra River  twice a day. Good predicts that recreational water quality is suitable for swimming, Fair means that recreational water quality is good but could be affected by rainfall particularly if the site is close to a stormwater outlet, and Poor is a warning which means you should avoid contact with the water. Forecasts are also available on Twitter.

An alert will be issued via this website and Twitter when water quality is Unacceptable for swimming.

Forecasts are based on observed and predicted rainfall, recreational water quality history, weekly sampling and pollution reports.

More information

Program Partners

Department of Environment and Primary Industries Environmental Protection Agency Melbourne Water