Observation details


Estuary Barham River Estuary
Site Barham River Observation Site
Observation ID #13312
Date and Time Friday 13th September 2019 11:30am
Approved Approved


Rainfall past 48 hrs = 1.6 mm; Atm. press = 1023.5 hPa.

There is an ongoing build-up of sediment and debris at the river gauge. (See photo.)  River height readings may not be possible during dry months.  

Question for Estuarywatch co-ordinator: Vegetation growth has progressively obscured our vision of the river mouth from Photopoint BmP3. (See photo BmP3-3). Other viewpoints have advantages, and may deserve consideration. (See, for example, photo BmP2-5.)  

Mouth Observation

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

Physical Condition

Current Mode
Wind Direction West North
Beaufort Scale Light Breeze Gentle breeze
Sea State Slight

Water Levels and Tides

Water Level Start Finish
Height (m) 0.64m 0.65m
Time (hh:mm) 11:37 12:12
Tidal influence Yes
Tidal Range Time Height
High 11:23 1.680
Low 04:18 0.740

Observation Documents

Link Date File name Description

13-09-2019 11:35 20190913_bridge.jpg bmp2_1

13-09-2019 11:35 20190913_gauge.jpg bmp2_2

13-09-2019 11:35 20190913_marengo.jpg bmp3_3

13-09-2019 11:35 20190913_mouth.jpg bmp2_5
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