Overview

Estuary name Curdies River Estuary
CMA Corangamite CMA
Description

Curdies Inlet is the estuarine lagoon of the Curdies River at Peterborough in south western Victoria.  Curdies River catchment and its major tributaries, Scotts Creek and Cooriemungle Creek, enclose an area cited as 1245 square km.

Estuary Values
  • significant birds species such as Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) Status: Endangered (IUCN, Adv List) and the Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) Status: Endangered (Adv List)
  • Mangrove Shrubland Ecological Vegetation Class (Vulnerable)
  • Estuarine Wetland Ecological Vegetation Class (Depleted)
  • Riparian Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Vulnerable)
  • Swamp Scrub Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • game hunting
  • motor boating
  • non motor boating
  • picnics and barbecues
  • recreational fishing
  • sightseeing
  • swimming
Estuary Threats
  • degraded Estuarine Vegetation
  • degraded Water Quality
  • disturbance of Acid Sulphate Soils
  • artificial estuary openings
  • invasive terrestrial fauna
  • livestock access
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Curdies River EstuaryWatchers
Curdies River EstuaryWatchers
Boggy Creek fishing jetty

Map

Sites

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Cu1 Dorey Street floating pontoon

Active Physico-Chemical 11-12-2013 - 04-12-2018
Floating pontoon at the end of Dorey Street, Peterborough. The floating pontoon is next to the Curdies River boat ramp. Monitoring is conducted in front of the first wooden pylon on the floating jetty.
Observations 62

Cu2 Boggy Creek Road fishing jetty

Active Physico-Chemical 11-12-2013 - 04-12-2018
Fishing jetty downstream of Boggy Creek Rd bridge, Curdievale. Monitoring is conducted in front of the fish ruler.
Observations 54

CuGB Curdies Water Level Gauge

Active Gauge Board
The gauge board can be found on a pylon of the GOR bridge and can be viewed from the eastern side of the estuary.

CuMC Curdies Mouth Condition

Active Mouth Condition 21-02-2014 - 04-12-2018
Behind the no disabled access sign at the top of the beach access track opposite the disabled car parks in the James Irvine memorial car park, Peterborough.
Observations 71

Cup1 Curdies Photopoint 1

Active Photopoint 14-05-2014 - 05-12-2018
Behind the no disabled access sign at the top of the beach access track opposite the disabled car parks in the James Irvine memorial car park, Peterborough.
Photos 245

Cup2 Curdies Photopoint 2

Active Photopoint 14-05-2014 - 05-12-2018
Concrete pylon at the start of the Great Ocean Road Bridge on the western side.
Photos 172

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Estuary Snapshots

The EstuaryWatch snapshots provide a summary of estuary condition on a particular day. For all EstuaryWatch Snapshots, photopoint photos and a longitudinal water quality profile from the estuary mouth  to the inland extent is displayed. Read more

Full estuary snapshots below use dates where samples at every active monitoring site were recorded. View full and partial snapshots

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