1980 July – 1981 May. Yarra River below Yering Gorge. Pesticides detected: DDE, DDT, Dieldrin, Lindane, 2,4-D, Malathion

Yarra River Below Yering Gorge,

DDE detected; 2/7/80 0.01ug/L

DDT detected; 2/7/80 0.01ug/L, 17/7/80 0.007ug/L

Dieldrin detected; 29/10/80 0.02ug/L, 26/11/80 0.02ug/L

Lindane detected; 1/10/80 0.002ug/L

2,4-D detected; 13/8/80 1.1ug/L.

Malathion detected; 26/11/80 2.6ug/L

Sediment analysis.

DDE detected; 30/7/80 0.02ug/L, 23/12/80 0.01ug/L, 15/5/81 0.02ug/L

Dieldrin detected; 23/12/81 0.01ug/L, 15/5/81 0.01ug/L

Pilot Survey of pesticide levels in water and sediments of streams in agricultural catchments
Publication No:142 March 1982 Water Quality Branch Environment Protection Authority, 240 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002