2010 + 2015: Berwick Springs (Vic). Pesticides: Multiple

Melbourne Water and DPI Agrochemicals in Port Phillip Catchment Project Report 2009-10

Table 5: Urban Wetland Survey

Site 303: Berwick Springs Lake Berwick Springs

21/04/2010 Fenamiphos 0.005ug/L, Atrazine 0.004ug/L, Prometryn 0.16ug/L, Simazine 0.07ug/L, Desisopropylatrazine 0.01ug/L, Methomyl 0.011ug/L, Imidacloprid 0.49ug/L, Oxadixyl 0.012ug/L, Pirimicarb 0.018ug/L, Metalaxyl 0.19ug/L, Dimethomorph 0.002ug/L.

Sediment: 21/4/10 Fenamiphos 2ug/kg, Imidacloprid 8ug/kg, Metalaxyl 1ug/kg, Azoxystrobin 7ug/kg, Linuron 1ug/kg

Potentially toxic concentrations of synthetic pyrethroids associated with low density residential land use

Supplementary Material

Stephen Marshall*, David Sharley, Katherine Jeppe, Simon Sharp, Gavin Rose, Vincent Pettigrove


Berwick Springs Lake at The Esplanade Jetty; Narre Warren South


Feb/April 2015: Bifenthrin 51.6ug/kg, Diuron 4ug/kg, Permethrin 10.95ug/kg Pyrimethanil 2ug/kg

also see: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-common-insecticide-poisoning-our-rivers-and-wetlands