Overview

Estuary name Balcombe Creek Estuary
CMA Melbourne Water
Description

The Balcombe Creek estuary is in Mt. Martha. The estuary extent is limited by the outfall at Briars Park wildlife reserve. The entrance is downstream of the Nepean Highway and is open intermittently to Port Phillip Bay.

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Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Balcombe Creek EstuaryWatchers (BERG)

Map

Sites

Site details Options

Ba1 Jetty near mouth

Active Physico-Chemical 09-10-2013 - 23-09-2018

50m north-east of Balcombe Estuary rotunda.

Observations 37

Ba2 Ferrero Oval

Active Physico-Chemical 21-01-2017 - 23-09-2018

Jetty close to Ferrero Reserve.

Observations 17

Ba3 Augusta Street

Active Physico-Chemical 21-01-2017 - 23-09-2018

Augusta Street Bridge.  Monitoring is conducted from the middle of the bridge. This is also a Waterwatch site.

Observations 17

BaGB Balcombe Creek Gauge Board

Active Gauge Board
Jetty near rotunda at Estuary carpark (off Mirang Ave).

BaMC Balcombe Creek Mouth Condition Observation

Active Mouth Condition 10-03-2012 - 23-09-2018
Balcombe Bridge on Esplanade. 5th post in from southern end on beach side.
Observations 42

Bap1 Balcombe Creek Photopoint Site 1

Active Photopoint 02-01-2017 - 24-09-2018
Balcombe Bridge on Esplanade. 5th post in from southern end on beach side.
Photos 11

Bap2 Balcombe Creek Photopoint Site 2

Active Photopoint 06-10-2015 - 24-09-2018
150m north west of the Balcombe Estuary Rotunda on beach. Site is behind shrubs and 'Balcombe Estuary' sign.
Photos 27

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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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