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Observation details


Estuary Gellibrand River Estuary
Site Gellibrand River Estuary Mouth Observation Site
Observation ID #13551
Date and Time Friday 24th January 2020 12:55pm
Approved Pending


Very shallow outflow out over increased sand build up at entrance & along channel. Very rough sea with occasional very high waves creating back wash & strong longshore drift which meets incoming SW swell & slight outflow = some small waves entering along east side of channel. Beach front very high at east end of beach but over topping waves have made a very large pool in the wide lower area between it & the dunes, this wide area extends west towards entrance.

Bittern was sighted near flood markers on Old Ocean Road on 19-01-20  (Mark Cuthell)

Mouth Observation

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

Physical Condition

Current Mode
Wind Direction North-East
Beaufort Scale Moderate breeze
Sea State Very Rough

Water Levels and Tides

Water Level Start Finish
Height (m) 0.92m 0.92m
Time (hh:mm) 12:55 14:50
Tidal influence Yes
Tidal Range Time Height
High 12:41 0.940
Low 16:50 0.270

Observation Documents

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