1999 Program Panda Diversion Channel Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Thomas, Craig J (9)
Licence Number: 13047
Organization: Dillon Consulting Limited
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Issued: Jun 03, 1999
Project Team: Mark Brobbel, Craig Park, Gary Strong

Objective(s): The project will look at the effectiveness of created fish habitat within the on-site Panda Diversion Channel. Assessments will include fish use, invertebrate use, stability and function on a seasonal and yearly basis. Assessments will include the collection of fish (all to be released live), macroinvertebrates, the identification of habitat features, substrate assessments, and hydrology and hydraulic data collection. Standard sampling collection techniques will be used for the various fauna (ie. electrofishing, surber samplers and flow meters). All assessments will be completed within the Diversion Channel and Grizzly and Buster Creeks within the mine site. BHP will provide support staff which will include people hired locally.

Project Description: The project will look at the effectiveness of created fish habitat within the on-site Panda Diversion Channel. Assessments will include fish use, invertebrate use, stability and function on a seasonal and yearly basis. Assessments will include the collection of fish (all to be released live), macroinvertebrates, the identification of habitat features, substrate assessments, and hydrology and hydraulic data collection. Standard sampling collection techniques will be sued for the various fauna (ie. electrofishing, surber samplers and flow meters). All assessments will be completed within the Diversion Channel and Grizzly and Buster Creeks within the mine site. BHP will provide support staff which will include people hired locally.