Overview

Estuary name Wye River Estuary
CMA Corangamite CMA
Description

The estuary is home to the vulnerable Tasmanian Mudfish which bury themsleves beneath logs or stones during dry summers. The estuary is approximately 1km in length

Estuary Values
  • a significant fish species found on the Wye River estuary is the Australian Grayling.
  • Estuarine Wetland Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • Riparian Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • Wet Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • Cool Temperate Rainforest Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • a significant bird species found on the Wye River is the Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)
  • swimming
  • picnics and barbecues
  • sightseeing
  • tourism
Estuary Threats
  • bank instability
  • degraded estuarine vegetation
  • disturbance of acid sulphate soils
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Wye River EstuaryWatchers

Map

Sites

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Wy1 GOR pedestrian bridge

Inactive Physico-Chemical 06-07-2014 - 14-01-2015

Pedestrian bridge upstreamof the GOR bridge in Wye River. Measurements are taken from the fish ruler.

Observations 3

WyMC Wye River Mouth Condition

Active Mouth Condition 20-01-2007 - 02-12-2018
A small steep catchment, the Wye River passes through the township of Wye River and flows under the Great Ocean Road.
Observations 150

Wyp1 Wye River Photopoint 1

Active Photopoint 02-12-2012 - 03-12-2018
Photos are taken from the footpatth on the ocean side of the Great Ocean Bridge between the second and third post counting from the eastern end of the bridge.
Photos 328

Recent Events

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Mouth Condition Snapshots

02-12-2018 #12566

Photopoint Wyp1-1
Photopoint -

04-11-2018 #12530

21-10-2018 #12457

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07-10-2018 #12482

16-09-2018 #12419

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02-09-2018 #12374

19-08-2018 #12348

05-08-2018 #12309

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15-07-2018 #12258

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01-07-2018 #12247

17-06-2018 #12163

03-06-2018 #12118

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20-05-2018 #12078

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06-05-2018 #12020

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15-04-2018 #11973

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01-04-2018 #11930

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18-03-2018 #11909

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04-03-2018 #11850

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18-02-2018 #11910

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04-02-2018 #11764

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21-01-2018 #11740

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07-01-2018 #11846

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