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The occurrence of algal blooms, increasing salinity and the general lowering of water quality has been of increasing concern to the Avon Catchment Council. The council provided funding for a monitoring program to assess the quality of the waters in the Avon River catchment, with a specific focus on nutrients. In the Avon natural resource management strategy (2005) water quality targets for nutrients were set at 1.00 mg/L for total nitrogen and 0.1 mg/L for total phosphorus at the gauging station in Walyunga National Park.