EstuaryWatch

The Wye River EstuaryWatch group

EstuaryWatch is a community based estuarine monitoring program which started in 2006 through the Corangamite CMA and the Western Coastal Board.

EstuaryWatch aims to:
'Raise awareness and provide educational opportunities to the community in estuarine environments, and enable communities and stakeholders to better inform decision making on estuarine health'.

Estuary Watch groups are constantly watching our estuaries, collecting a variety of estuarine monitoring information to enter into an online database. Along with water quality monitoring, groups also photograph and record details of changing water levels, vegetation condition and the status of river mouths, ie whether they're open or closed. The groups monitor 13 estuaries in the region, and each estuary differs in the length of time monitored.

EstuaryWatch volunteers contribute to a dataset of high quality estuarine monitoring data to assist in determining estuarine health, and to support estuarine managers in decision making. To get involved with EstuaryWatch or to find out more, email info@ccma.vic.gov.au or visit the EW online database.

NEW PAINKALAC CREEK ESTUARY DATA ANALYSIS REPORT AND SUMMARY RELEASED

    Painkalac Creek EstuaryWatchers launched a report that is a summary of estuary condition data the group has collected from 2007-2013.

The report highlights the usefulness of EstuaryWatch data for understanding estuary processes such as estuary closures and openings, low pH and reduction in water level during estuary closures.
Click on documents or the links below to view in full.
       
       

NEW GELLIBRAND RIVER ESTUARY DATA ANALYSIS REPORT  AND SUMMARY RELEASED

Gellibrand River Estuary Data Analysis and Interpretation 2007-2012 is a fantastic achievement for the Gellibrand River EstuaryWatchers. The report is a first for the EstuaryWatch program, it includes analysis of data from the EstuaryWatch Online Database, a 24-hour data logging system, artificial estuary openings and local rainfall and catchment river flow data.

This is a summary of the key elements of a Corangamite Catchment Management Authority's Gellibrand River Estuary data report.

Scroll down to read the full report.

ESTUARYWATCH NEWS

 

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EstuaryWatch's new Interpreting Estuary Health Data EstuaryWatch Victoria book is now available online. Click on the link below or the image left to view the book in full.



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