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Observation details


Estuary Gellibrand River Estuary
Site Gellibrand River Estuary Mouth Observation Site
Observation ID #13273
Date and Time Friday 16th August 2019 14:20pm
Approved Pending


AHD G6 -flood level over top of pole

Dark discharge out along foreshore to east. Strong & dark  along channel -east side about 30-50 cm sheer face. Waves impacting high on beach causing longshore drift to cross over top of discharge & send small waves down east side of channel & enter lagoon

Heavy rainfall has caused deep extensive flooding upstream of G4. but none affecting OOR down stream

Mouth Observation

Mouth state Open
Previous O O O O O O O C O O O O C O O O O O O C C C C C C C C O O O C C C C C O P C C C O O O O O O O O O C O O O O O O O O O O O
Flow Present? Yes
Previous Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Flow Direction Out
Previous O O O O O O O N O O O O N O O O O O I N N N N N N N N O O O N N N N N I N N N N O O O O I O I I I N O I O O O O O I O O O
Above Sea Above Estuary
Berm Height (m)
Berm Length (m)

Physical Condition

Current Mode
Wind Direction South
Beaufort Scale Fresh breeze
Sea State Rough

Water Levels and Tides

Water Level Start Finish
Height (m) 0.96m 0.88m
Time (hh:mm) 14:20 15:28
Tidal influence Yes
Tidal Range Time Height
High 13:07 1.070
Low 05:58 0.280

Observation Documents

Link Date File name Description

24-08-2019 15:40 Gp1_20190810_entrance_0545.JPG gp1_1

24-08-2019 15:40 Gp1_20190810_wave_entering_from_long_shore_drift_0548.JPG gp1_1

24-08-2019 15:40 Ge_20190816_between_G5_amp_G4_flood_0643.JPG

24-08-2019 15:40 Ge_20190816_flood_betweenG5_amp_G4_DS_0638.jpg

24-08-2019 15:40 Ge_20190816_G4_flood_bridge_0624.JPG
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