1971 December – 1972 March: King River. Pesticides detected: Lindane, DDE.

“In 1971/2, this Department conducted a pesticide survey of the Ovens River catchment which was chosen because of reported heavy use of pesticides on the tobacco crops in that area…” (Commission of Public Health 6 February 1976).

16/12/71: King River Above Ovens River Lindane 0.02ug/L

22/3/72: King River Above Ovens River DDE 0.04ug/L