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

STG 1 St George STG1 Phys/Chem

Active Physico-Chemical 10-12-2018 - 01-04-2019
Observations 5

STG 2 St George STG2 Phys/Chem

Active Physico-Chemical 10-12-2018 - 04-05-2019
Observations 6

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 - 22-09-2019
Bank on western side of estuary
Observations 149

StP1 St George Estuary Mouth Photopoint

Active Photopoint 01-09-2010 - 27-09-2019
Bank on western side of estuary
Photos 485

StP2 Teddys Lookout

Active Photopoint 15-02-2013 - 27-09-2019
Teddy's Lookout, Lorne. The upper main lookout is StP2.
Photos 75

StP3 Teddy's Lookout_Lower

Active Photopoint 30-09-2013 - 27-09-2019

The lower Teddy's Lookout at the the end of George Street, Lorne.

Photos 55

Recent Events

No recent estuary events found
View all events

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

Autumn 2019


Summer 2019


Creative Commons CC BY
All content, files, data and images provided by the EstuaryWatch Data Portal and Gallery are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution License

Content is made available to be used in any way, and should always attribute EstuaryWatch and www.estuarywatch.org.au