2000 Panda Diversion Channel Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Thomas, Craig J (9)
Licence Number: 13112
Organization: Dillon Consulting
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Issued: May 15, 2000
Project Team: Peter Moore, Craig Park, Kerry Walsh

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 of habitat structures. These will be monitored on a seasonal and ye

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 of habitat structures. These will be monitored on a seasonal and yearly basis. Assessments will include the collection of fish (all to be released live), invertebrates, periphytons, and flow monitoring. Standard sampling collection techniques will be used for the various fauna (ie. electrofishing, two-way box traps, seining 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.