1985: Picadilly Valley. Pesticides detected: DDT, Chlorpyrifos, Parathion, Endosulfan

In South Australia, studies found DDT residues in creek waters above the WHO guidelines, with other pesticides such as Chlorpyrifos, Parathion and Endosulfan also present in ‘relatively high’ concentrations. The residues originated in water run-off from a golf course and the intensively cultivated Picadilly Valley. At the reservoir itself, pesticide levels were measurable in parts per billion. p87 Quick Poison Slow Poison. Pesticide Risk in the Lucky Country. Kate Short 1994