Observation details


Estuary Gellibrand River Estuary
Site Gellibrand River Estuary Mouth Observation Site
Observation ID #13586
Date and Time Friday 21st February 2020 12:45pm
Approved Approved


Reducing outflow carrying a large amount of sand. Then travelling  along foreshore to east Also lighter discharge going to west.Height of beach from mid beach to mouth has increased but from mid beach where it is highest to east the end  it is much  lower. Waves from last high tide have been overtopping & travelling along a wide shallow depression to enter channel around rocks. Sheer east side to channel near mouth indicates a strong flow at last change of tide

Mouth Observation

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

Physical Condition

Current Mode
Wind Direction South-West
Beaufort Scale Moderate breeze
Sea State Moderate

Water Levels and Tides

Water Level Start Finish
Height (m) 0.57m 0.53m
Time (hh:mm) 10:10 14:23
Tidal influence Yes
Tidal Range Time Height
High 04:04 0.870
Low 13:52 0.330

Observation Documents

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23-02-2020 15:25 Gp1_20200221_1_212_1176.JPG

23-02-2020 15:25 Gp1_20200221_2_252_1177.JPG

23-02-2020 15:25 Gp1_20200221_3_292_1178.JPG

23-02-2020 15:25 Gp1_20200221_4_332_1179.JPG

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