1994: Myrtleford Ovens River. Pesticides detected: DDT, Dieldrin

In “Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Water & Sediments from the Ovens and King Rivers, North East Victoria, Australia F. McKenzie-Smith, D. Tiller, D. Allen EPA Victoria, State Chemistry Laboratory Published in Arch. Environ Contam. Toxicol. 26, 483-490 (1994)” , the highest reading for DDT (and its metabolites) at a site just upstream from Myrtleford on the Ovens River was 0.34µg/L recorded during a storm event, with Dieldrin recorded at much lower levels. Downstream of Myrtleford DDT measured at ~0.051µg/L and Dieldrin 0.0026µg/L.