Estuary name Merricks Creek Estuary
CMA Melbourne Water
Description Merricks Creek Estuary is situated in the township of Balnarring Beach and flows into Western Port Bay.  It is an intermittently open estuary and is highly modified.
Estuary Values
Estuary Threats
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Merricks Creek EstuaryWatchers



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Me1 Bridge at the estuary mouth

Active Physico-Chemical 05-09-2016 - 03-08-2020
This site is on the closest bridge to the estuary mouth.
Observations 50

Me2 Balnarring Bridge

Active Physico-Chemical 01-02-2016 - 08-07-2020
Monitoring is conducted from the Balnarring Beach Road Bridge.
Observations 51

MeMC Merricks Creek Estuary Mouth Observation Site

Active Mouth Condition 07-03-2016 - 03-08-2020
Observations are taken from the top of the rock wall on the Somers side of the estuary.
Observations 51

Mep1 Merricks Creek Photopoint 1

Active Photopoint 02-01-2017 - 03-08-2020
Along the top of the rock wall on the Somers side of the estuary.
Photos 168

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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

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