Merri Creek Management Committee

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land of the Merri Merri.

Merri Ck 90 NTU turbidity below CERES 06 07 19

Once again, the muddy pale yellow-brown appearance of Merri Creek has caused concern and widespread comment. When the muddiness of the creek became visible on Thursday 4 July 2019, we began regular monitoring of turbidity levels (cloudiness) in Brunswick East. Turbidity peaked on Saturday 6 July at 90 NTU, a week after 40mm of rain in the upper catchment. Since then turbidity has gradually declined. By Tuesday 9 July turbidity had dropped to 45 NTU, still well above the 'healthy' level of 15 NTU or lower.  In a major Merri event in 2018  turbidity in the lower Merri reached the alarming level of 500 NTU.  Follow this link to read our article about sources of sediment in the  Kalkallo sub-catchment of Merri Creek and the problem of highly dispersive soils in both rural and developing urban parts of the sub-catchment.

Merri Ck turbidity graph 16 july 2019

Merri Events Calendar

20 Jun 2021;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
CANCELLED: Woody Weed Whacking at Galada Tamboore

20 Jun 2021;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Planting

23 Jun 2021;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteers - Friends of Merri Creek

27 Jun 2021;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Edwardes Lake Planting

27 Jun 2021;
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Biodiversity in the Burbs - Community Planting

04 Jul 2021;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up, Northcote - Friends of Merri Creek

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary.