EstuaryWatch Data Portal
|Estuary name||Tidal River|
|CMA||West Gippsland CMA|
The Tidal River Estuary is approximately 2.5km in length and is located at the base of the tidal river catchment which is approximately 27km2. There are a number of roads, a bridge, boardwalk and several fishing platforms that provide access to the estuary.
The Tidal River Estuary has a diverse array of intact habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, within and surrounding the estuary, including; muddy and sandy substrate, the water column, rocks and the vegetation communities surrounding these areas.
The vegetation communities are broken up into Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVC’s) based on the species composition of each community. Species composition is heavily influenced by frequency in which they are inundated, and the type of water in which they are inundated by (i.e. salty, fresh or brackish).
Some EVCs include:
Significant Bird Species
|Monitor group||Parks Victoria Tidal River Education Team|
TR1 Tidal River FootbridgeActive Physico-Chemical 26-10-2017 - 10-10-2022
This site is located on the Tidal River Footbridge, between the 13th and 14th upright post on the upstream side of the bridge (look for the broken bridge board).
TR2 Fishing Platform 4 (Upstream)Active Physico-Chemical 05-11-2017 - 10-10-2022
Fishing Platform 4 (Most upstream platform on the Loo Errn Boardwalk).
TRMC Tidal River Mouth Condition Monitoring SiteActive Mouth Condition 26-10-2017 - 10-10-2022
Tidal River Estuary Mouth Condition Monitoring is carried out at the estuary mouth at the base of second ramp.
Trp1 Tidal River Photopoint Monitoring SiteActive Photopoint 08-11-2017 - 29-10-2022
This site is located at the end of second ramp at Norman Beach. The photopoint photos (x4) are to be captured whilst standing beside the last upright fence post found at the beach end / river side of the second ramp track.
The EstuaryWatch snapshots provide a summary of estuary condition on a particular day. For all EstuaryWatch Snapshots, photopoint photos and a longitudinal water quality profile from the estuary mouth to the inland extent is displayed. Read more
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