Site details


Site code CO_FOR040
Site name Ford River @ Great Ocean Road Bridge
Status Active
Water Authority Corangamite
Basin Otway Coast
Catchment Otway Coast
Sub catchment Aire River
Reach 35_26 Ford River
Water type River
History View all 78 site visits 03-04-2012 - 25-06-2018
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Last data: 25-06-2018
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Date Comment Bank Erosion Stability Bank Vegetation In Stream Cover Riffles Pools Bends Verge Vegetation Overall
26-05-2017 <p>Upstream of sampling site: Good cover of natives,however blackberries are heavily established.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Downstream of sampling site: &nbsp;RH bank = blackberries have been removed, grass and water weeds cover surface. &nbsp;LH bank: &nbsp;has intensive blackberryi intrusion beneath native trees</p> Good 4 Good 8 Good 8 Excellent 5 Good 8 33
24-04-2016 <p>List of vegetation included on Field sheet</p> Good 4 Good 8 Good 8 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Good 31
20-04-2015 Grasses, Ferns, Kangaroo Apple, myrtle Wattle, Carex sp., Knot weed, Blackwoods, Indian Weed, Eucalyptus sp., Pomaderis sp., Mosses on rocks and logs, Daisy Bush. One small fish. Blackberry infestation quite serious upstream of bridge. Some spraying evident downstream. Good 4 Good 8 Good 8 Excellent 5 Fair 6 Good 31
09-05-2014 Planted native vegetation along stream riparian zone is well established, but blackberry is intruding. Lots of snags (coarse woody debris) located downstream of bridge. Although some blackberries have been sprayed downstream of bridge, lots remain along with vinca. Excellent 5 VeryPoor 2 Fair 6 Fair 3 Good 8 Fair 24
06-05-2013 The replanting by Landcare is now well established upstream of the bridge. Now = 3meters tall and dense cover. Blackberry infestation and willows are pest species on downstream of bridge banks. S-East side banks are composed of sand and are easily eroded, cattle hoove prints obvious at the base of banks. Coarse woody debris is present, streambed sandy silt. Fair 3 Fair 6 Fair 6 Good 4 Poor 4 Fair 23
03-04-2012 2 year old Landcare reveg site after Willow removal immediatly upstream.Willows and blackberries at monitoring site. Fair 3 Fair 6 Good 8 Good 4 Poor 4 Fair 25

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