Estuaries of Eurobodalla
Estuaries are areas of transition between the land and the sea with environmental, social and economic importance. All major estuaries of Eurobodalla Shire are tourist destinations and are valued for the recreational opportunities they provide. This high level of human impact means that some estuaries are subject to potential environmental degradation.
Estuaries are also one of the most important natural assets in Eurobodalla Shire. They support many diverse ecosystems including mangroves, saltmarshes, seagrasses and sandy shoals. These areas function as natural sediment and nutrient filters contributing to cleaner water in the coastal zone.
Our estuaries are highly productive places and provide breeding, spawning and nursery areas for fish, and foraging areas for birds.
The following links provide information that you can read on specific estuaries, and how they are being strategically managed.
You can also see the Estuary Health Water Quality Report Cards for Eurobodalla, and a review of Environmental Factors (REF) and entrance management policies for Eurobodalla's lakes: