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Observation details


Estuary Gellibrand River Estuary
Site Gellibrand River Estuary Mouth Observation Site
Observation ID #13552
Date and Time Monday 27th January 2020 15:12pm
Approved Pending


Strong longshore drift meeting outflow & incoming SW swell =large waves across entrance with some covering rocks  & going up channel into lagoon.  Overtopping waves at east end of beach have created a wide depression between beach front & dunes. Tidal range for 27-01-2020 was between 1.13 @ 02:33 & 0.17 @ 19:57

Mouth Observation

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

Physical Condition

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

Water Levels and Tides

Water Level Start Finish
Height (m) 0.81m 0.80m
Time (hh:mm) 15:12 17:12
Tidal influence Yes
Tidal Range Time Height

Observation Documents

Link Date File name Description

04-02-2020 12:15 Gp1_20200127_1_212_1010.JPG gp1_1

04-02-2020 12:15 Gp1_20200127_2_251_1011.JPG gp1_2

04-02-2020 12:15 Gp1_20200127_3_292_1012.JPG gp1_3

04-02-2020 12:15 Gp1_20200127_4_332_1013.JPG gp1_4

04-02-2020 12:15 Gp1_20200127_5_372_1014.JPG gp1_5
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