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Tides & Weather

The daily monitoring of tide and weather information is essential to the City's mosquito management program. Monitoring enables the City to predict potential new breeding and plan treatments to be scheduled around optimum conditions to achieve best possible kill rates.

 

The behaviour of the tides in the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary can be very erratic. This is a challenge for mosquito management and is what makes the Peel Region unique in its mosquito breeding cycles.

 

As a guide, when monitoring tide heights, tides that result in an inundation of most breeding sites within the Peel Region are 1.19m recorded at Fremantle Boat Harbour and 0.76m in the Peel Inlet. Tides of these heights usually start a new mosquito lifecycle.

 

Peel Harvey Estuary