Overview

Estuary name St George River Estuary
CMA Corangamite CMA
Description

The St George River Estuary is approximately 1km in length with a small catchment of 215.8Ha. It is the only estuary in the Corangamite region which was listed as being in a ‘near-pristine’ condition in an audit of all estuaries in the region in 2003 (Mondon, J., Sherwood, J. and Chandler, F. (2003). Western Victorian Estuaries Classification Project).

Estuary Values
  • a significant fish found in the St George River estuary is the Australian Grayling.
  • Riparian Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • Wet Forest Ecological Vegetation Class ( Least Concern)
  • Cool Temperate Rainforest Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • camping
  • picnics and barbecues
  • sightseeing
  • swimming
  • tracks
  • the St George River is part of a catchment that supplies water
Estuary Threats
  • acid sulfate soils
  • fish barriers
  • degraded water quality
  • disturbance of acid sulfate soils
  • degraded estuarine vegetation
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group St George River EstuaryWatchers
Document St George River Estuary Fact Sheet

Map

Sites

Site details Options

StGGB St George River Water Level Gauge Board

Active Gauge Board
The gauge board is located on the inland side of the Great Ocean Road bridge.

STMC St George Estuary Mouth Observation Site

Active Mouth Condition 05-01-2008 - 27-05-2016
Bank on western side of estuary
Observations 107

StP1 St George Estuary Mouth Photopoint

Active Photopoint 01-09-2010 - 29-06-2016
Bank on western side of estuary
Photos 318

StP2 Teddys Lookout

Active Photopoint 15-02-2013 - 29-06-2016
Teddy's Lookout, Lorne. The upper main lookout is StP2.
Photos 35

StP3 Teddy's Lookout_Lower

Active Photopoint 30-09-2013 - 13-05-2016
The lower Teddy's Lookout at the the end of George Street, Lorne.
Photos 24

Recent Events

Event Details
14-04-2016 Unusual/Extraordinary occurrence!
Water colour grey. Sulphur odour. Water tested at the GOR bridge. Dissolved oxygen 0.1mg/L and 3.0% saturation. Iridescent sheen on the edge of the water.
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Mouth Condition Snapshots

22-02-2016 #10301

Photopoint StP1
Photopoint StP2

30-03-2016 #10302

Photopoint 20160330 Depth gauges
Photopoint StP1
Photopoint StP2
Photopoint StP3

29-04-2016 #10303

Photopoint 20160429 at finish
Photopoint 20160429 at start
Photopoint StP1
Photopoint StP2

27-05-2016 #10396

Photopoint StP1
Photopoint StP2
 

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