Werribee River

Werribee River : Launch date - 26 July 2019

Bottles Outcomes Total Distance travelled (Km) Number of days in waterway (D)
Bottle 1 In river 1.05 49
Bottle 2  In river 1.8 49
Bottle 3 In river 3.11 49
Bottle 4 In river 4.1 49
Bottle 5 In river 1.9 49

Werribee River Summary

The litter trackers launched at Werribee River did not travel into the Bay. Some of the bottles landed on the banks of the river after a heavy rainfall event suggesting that river levels rise during high flow events. Some of the bottles travelled upstream and downstream. Bottle 3, in particular, travelled upstream for 700 m in the river past the launch point and back downstream again. This was expected as Werribee River is a tidal river. The journeys of the litter trackers at Werribee River suggest that litter that ends in this part of the river may land on the banks or get trapped in riparian vegetation in the river. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.