Routine MonitoringThe routine monitoring component of the ASCHEM program measures pesticide levels in rivers and streams bimonthly at a number of sites across Tasmania.
The routine monitoring network provides an overview of potential contamination issues and directly informs the SIRU as to regions of possible concern that may be subject to further intensive focus either through:
a) investigative/compliance monitoring (as performed by SIRU), and/or
b) warrants consideration as to inclusion in the Targeted monitoring component of the ASCHEM program.
Water Information System of Tasmania (WIST).
Tasmanian River Catchment Water Quality Initiative report. Designed to be flexible as to both its temporal and spatial monitoring the routine monitoring network will undergo periodic review to ensure the validity of monitoring on a site specific scale.
Since September 2011 a total of 47 sites are being monitored on a bi-monthly basis for 18 priority pesticides. Sites chosen are based some of the following;
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