Overview

Estuary name Erskine River Estuary
CMA Corangamite CMA
Description

The Erskine River Estuary is very short in length at approximately 0.85km, with a small catchment area of 72Ha. Around 80% of this catchment area is in the Great Otway National Park. The estuary flows through the popular tourist town of Lorne.

Estuary Values
  • a significant fish species found on the Erskine River estuary is the Australian Grayling.
  • Estuarine Wetland Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • Wet Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • drought refuge for one or more significant fish
  • the Erskine River is identified as an Important Bird Area
  • camping
  • non-motor boating
  • picnics and barbecues
  • tracks
  • sightseeing
Estuary Threats
  • bank instability
  • degraded water quality
  • disturbance of acid sulfate soils
  • intermittently open estuary
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Erskine River EstuaryWatchers
Document Erskine River Estuary Fact Sheet

Map

Sites

Site details Options

EGB Erskines River Water Level Gauge Board

Active Gauge Board
Gauge board found under the western side of the bridge on the ocean side.

EMC Erskine River Estuary Mouth Observation Site

Active Mouth Condition 08-10-2007 - 22-11-2018
Grassy knoll on headland adjacent to Swing Bridge Café.
Observations 125

Ep1 Camel's Photopoint site

Active Photopoint 14-09-2010 - 24-11-2018

Grassy knoll on headland adjacent to Swing Bridge Café. Photos are taken from the emergency marker 120W.

Photos 308

Ep2 Erskine River Estuary Mouth Photopoint 2

Active Photopoint 14-09-2010 - 24-11-2018
Centre location on swing bridge across estuary
Photos 146

Ep3 Erskine River Estuary Mouth Photopoint 3

Retired Photopoint 14-09-2010 - 27-07-2017

Adjacent to the Erskine River sign on the ocean side of the walking path located on the western side of the river, north of the swing bridge.

Photos 107

Ep4 Erskine River Estuary Mouth Photopoint 4

Active Photopoint 16-07-2014 - 24-11-2018
End of beach access track east of the swing bridge.
Photos 204

Recent Events

Event Details
14-05-2018 Weather Event

Despite heavy rain on 10/5 - 19.0; 11/5 - 33.4; 12/5 - 7.8.   there was little change since the last regular monitoring in April.  One could see where the flow of water had flooded over the beach by the fact that sand hand been washed up into a small  embankment and was washed smooth across a much wider width than normal.

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Mouth Condition Snapshots

22-11-2018 #12551

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

24-10-2018 #12474

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

20-09-2018 #12407

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

23-08-2018 #12379

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1

25-07-2018 #12300

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

26-06-2018 #12245

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

23-05-2018 #12085

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

27-04-2018 #12022

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

22-03-2018 #11931

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
Photopoint -

23-02-2018 #11847

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1

25-01-2018 #11774

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1

21-12-2017 #11693

Photopoint Ep1-1
Photopoint Ep2-1
Photopoint Ep4-1
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