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



Site details Options

Me1 Bridge at the estuary mouth

Active Physico-Chemical 05-09-2016 - 04-12-2017
This site is on the closest bridge to the estuary mouth.
Observations 18

Me2 Balnarring Bridge

Active Physico-Chemical 01-02-2016 - 11-11-2017
Monitoring is conducted from the Balnarring Beach Road Bridge.
Observations 23

MeMC Merricks Creek Estuary Mouth Observation Site

Active Mouth Condition 07-03-2016 - 04-12-2017
Observations are taken from the top of the rock wall on the Somers side of the estuary.
Observations 19

Mep1 Merricks Creek Photopoint 1

Active Photopoint 02-01-2017 - 04-12-2017
Along the top of the rock wall on the Somers side of the estuary.
Photos 39

Recent Events

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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

Summer 2017

Winter 2017

Autumn 2017

Summer 2017

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Mouth Condition Snapshots

04-12-2017 #11623

Photopoint Mep1-1

06-11-2017 #11572

Photopoint Mep1-2

04-10-2017 #11480

Photopoint Mep1-1

05-09-2017 #11428

Photopoint Mep1-1
Photopoint -

07-08-2017 #11376

Photopoint Mep1-1

03-07-2017 #11303

Photopoint Mep1-1

05-06-2017 #11232

Photopoint Mep1-1

01-05-2017 #11125

Photopoint Mep1-1

30-03-2017 #11029

Photopoint Mep1-3

06-03-2017 #10885

06-02-2017 #10785

02-01-2017 #10659

Photopoint Mep1-2
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