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

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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 - 02-02-2020
Bank on western side of estuary
Observations 154

StP1 St George Estuary Mouth Photopoint

Active Photopoint 01-09-2010 - 04-02-2020
Bank on western side of estuary
Photos 505

StP2 Teddys Lookout

Active Photopoint 15-02-2013 - 04-02-2020
Teddy's Lookout, Lorne. The upper main lookout is StP2.
Photos 82

StP3 Teddy's Lookout_Lower

Active Photopoint 30-09-2013 - 04-02-2020

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

Photos 63

Recent Events

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Mouth Condition Snapshots

02-02-2020 #13554

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

07-01-2020 #13553

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1

08-12-2019 #13458

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

10-11-2019 #13407

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

12-10-2019 #13368

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

22-09-2019 #13344

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

25-08-2019 #13293

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1

04-08-2019 #13228

Photopoint StP1-1
Photopoint StP2-1
Photopoint StP3-1
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