2011: Barratta Creek contaminated almost a dozen pesticides.

Sep 2011: Eight sites along the Great Barrier Reef contaminated with high levels of pesticides above ANZECC Guidelines. The pesticides include: Atrazine, Diuron and Metolachlor. 97% of toxins in the Barratta Creek consisted of Diuron.


2011: Large Scale Pesticide Monitoring Across Great Barrier Reef Catchments – Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program, 11 pesticides (and two metabolites) detected in Barratta Creek: Atrazine, Ametryn, Desethyl Atrazine, Desisopropyl Atrazine, Diuron, Hexazinone, Simazine, Tebuthiuron, Metolachlor, Imidacloprid, 2,4-D, Metribuzin and Propazine