Site details

Overview

Estuary Wreck Creek
CMA West Gippsland CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Wr1
Site name Surf Parade Bridge Inverloch
Nearest road and town Surf Parade Inverloch
Description

Centre culvert on the downstream (ocean) side of Surf Parade Bridge

Site access

Park on the Inverloch side of the Surf Parade Bridge. Step over the hand railing and complete the monitoring from the centre culvert.

Land use
Land use description

Creek flows from above the RACV resort in Inverloch (branch 1) and through the housing estate (i.e. residential area) in Inverloch (branch 2), into a coastal reserve where the majority of the estuary exists.

Status Active
Observation history 26-05-2016 - 08-02-2024

Map

Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
Turbidity tubes do not measure below 9 NTU; Chart values of 9 should be interpreted as < 9 NTU

Observations

Date 08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Observation #15337 #15485 #15549 #15575 #15684 #15725 #15855 #15968 #15982 #16006

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 7.4 14.5 12.1 25.1 50.7 15.7 27.0 15.6 15.8 4.2
Bottom 8.1 3.5 9.7 7.5 49.4 5.3 3.5 9.4 5.4 13.3

pH

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.5 7.7 7.3 7.1 7.8
Bottom 8.0 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.3 8.0 7.5 7.3 7.8

Ammonia mg/L

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 18.40 16.00 13.20 11.60 11.70 11.90 18.20 19.90 20.10 20.80
Bottom 19.10 17.40 13.50 13.80 11.70 13.90 17.00 19.60 20.30 22.40

Salinity ppt

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 19.90 1.90 8.60 1.10 0.30 1.10 12.00 3.40 1.90 11.10
Bottom 27.30 23.00 24.70 28.20 0.30 9.50 28.40 23.10 28.50 12.20

D.O. mg/L

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 3.86 5.93 6.80 9.57 10.72 4.88 7.02 3.33 6.29 3.13
Bottom 4.45 0.27 3.35 0.79 10.12 2.16 6.87 3.95 1.29 1.94

D.O. % Sat

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 46.60 60.20 68.20 88.80 98.00 45.40 79.80 37.60 70.80 36.80
Bottom 57.00 3.20 37.40 9.10 92.60 22.10 84.30 49.80 17.00 23.60

Conductivity mS/cm

08-03-2023 19-04-2023 30-05-2023 14-06-2023 11-07-2023 31-08-2023 16-11-2023 14-12-2023 17-01-2024 08-02-2024
Top 31.76 3.52 14.73 2.07 0.55 2.04 19.97 6.14 3.52 18.64
Bottom 42.36 36.30 38.77 43.65 0.61 16.14 43.86 36.43 44.02 20.37
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