Environmental issues


Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Friday 18 April 2014

Issued at 9:30 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking.

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Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possiblePollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.
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As a general precaution, swimming in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking should be avoided for up to three days following rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Sunny. 

Winds – W and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

Rainfall – 26mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 10:19

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 16:05



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