2010 + 2015: Cherry Lake, Altona (Vic). Pesticides: Multiple

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

Table 5: Urban Wetland Survey

Site 316:  Cherry Lake Altona

20/04/2010. Fenvalerate 0.033ug/L, Dimethoate 0.002ug/L, Atrazine 1.65ug/L, Hexazinone 0.014ug/L, Metribuzin 0.99ug/L, Simazine 1.72ug/L, Terbutryn 0.002ug/L, Desethylatrazine 0.17ug/L, Desisopropylatrazine 0.25ug/L, Pirimicarb 0.001ug/L, Metalaxyl 0.011ug/L, Azoxystrobin 0.001ug/L, Triadimenol 0.016ug/L, Propiconazole 0.005ug/L.

Sediment 20/4/10 Atrazine 2ug/kg, Simazine 2ug/kg, atrazine-2hydroxy 2ug/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


Cherry Lake @ Sugargum Drive, Altona


Feb/April 2015: Bifenthrin 26ug/kg, Diuron 20ug/kg, Pyrimethanil 7.2ug/kg

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