|Catchment area (km2)1||110.6|
|Estuary area (km2)1,2||1.2|
|Estuary volume (ML)3||1084.4|
|Average depth (m)4||0.9|
|Roy et al. (2001) classification5||II/3/C|
- Derived from DECCW (2010) NSW estuaries and coastal catchments spatial database.
- Includes area mapped as open water (see note 1), mangrove and saltmarsh areas (Creese R. G., Glasby T. M., West G. and Gallen C. (2009) Mapping the habitats of NSW estuaries. Industry & Investment NSW Fisheries Final Report Series 113. Port Stephens, NSW, Australia.
- Based on areas at 0.6 m AHD (Roper T., Creese B., Scanes P., Stephens K., Williams R., Dela-Cruz J., Coade G. and Coates B. (2011) Assessing the condition of estuaries and coastal lake ecosystems in NSW. Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney).
- Estimated by dividing the total volume at 0.6 m AHD by the total surface area of the estuary including mangrove areas but excluding saltmarsh (Roper et al., 2011)
- Estuary group: I = oceanic embayment, II = tide dominated estuary, III = wave dominated estuary, IV = intermittently closed estuary V = freshwater bodies
Estuary type: 1 = ocean embayments, 3 = drowned valley estuary, 5 = barrier estuary, 6 = barrier lagoon, 7 = interbarrier estuary, 8 = saline coastal lagoon, 9 = small coastal creeks, 11 = brackish barrier lake. Evolution stage: A=youthful, B=intermediate, C=semi-mature, D=mature.
(P. S. Roy, R. J. Williams, A. R. Jones, I. Yassini, P. J. Gibbs, B. Coates, R. J. West, P. R. Scanes, J. P. Hudson and S. Nichol (2001) Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 53, 351-384)
- Entrance conditions: O = open, T = trained, I = intermittent.
The volume of water moving
past a fixed cross section during each flood tide or ebb tide (i.e.
slack water to slack water), is referred to as the tidal prism of an
The following table shows
the measured tidal prism at the location specified, along with the
tidal range for near the measurement site and at Sydney Harbour.
Location: Endeavour Bridge 150m from Botany Bay on 24/1/90
tidal range (m)
tidal range (m)
|Flood flow ||1.57||0.78||0.77|
Tidal surveys measure the hydrodynamic behaviour of an estuary during a full tidal cycle. The parameters measured include velocity, water levels, salinity, temperature and pH.
The following tidal surveys have been undertaken on this estuary. A map shows the location and plots of the flows and water levels for the most comprehensive survey.
Copies of tidal survey reports are available from the Estuary Management Program.
|Apr 1981||Current metering at one line, temp/salinity and four tideboards.||-||MHL314|
|Jan 1990||Current metering at three lines, temp/salinity and four tideboards.||1988-37.pdf||MHL595|
|Jan to Mar 90||Tidal dispersion data was collected over a variety of tidal heights on four days from January to March 1990.||-||MHL587|
The hydrographic survey provides the depth and physical characteristics of the estuary.
The metadata associated with the survey can be found on the map sheets provided.
|Map sheet number ||Description||Scale ||Size|
|8710sh1.pdf||Cooks River (Sutton Park) & cross section locations||1:500||148.2kb |
|8710sh2.pdf||Cooks River (Ewen Park) & cross section locations||1:500||151.7kb |
|8710sh3.pdf||Cooks River (Ewen Park) & cross section locations||1:500||119.5kb |
|8710sh4.pdf||Cooks River (Wills Ground) & cross section locations||1:500||165.7kb |
|8710sh5.pdf||Cooks River (Beaman Park) & cross section locations||1:500||145.2kb |
|8710sh6.pdf||Cooks River (Beaman Park) & cross section locations||1:500||136.0kb |
|8710sh7.pdf||Cooks River (Mahony Memorial Reserve) & cross section locations||1:500||137.3kb |
|8710sh8.pdf||Cooks River (Illawarra Road) & cross section locations||1:500||137.8kb |
|8710sh9.pdf||Cooks River (Wanstead Reserve) & cross section locations||1:500||148.4kb |
|8710sh10.pdf||Cooks River (Gough Whitlam Park) & cross section locations||1:500||148.1kb |
|8710sh11.pdf||Cooks River (Bayview Avenue) & cross section locations||1:500||147.0kb |
|8710sh12.pdf||Wolli Creek, Cooks River & cross section locations||1:500||189.6kb |
|8710sh13.pdf||Wolli Creek & cross section locations||1:500||130.6kb |
|8599sh1.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||142.0kb |
|8599sh2.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||135.3kb |
|8599sh3.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||134.7kb |
|8599sh4.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||144.2kb |
|8599sh5.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||143.7kb |
|8599sh6.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||141.6kb |
|8599sh7.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||145.5kb |
|8599sh8.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||149.7kb |
|8599sh9.pdf||Cross sections - Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||155.0kb |
|8599sh10.pdf||Cross sections - Wolli Creek & Cooks River||1:500 H 1:100 V||147.8kb |
|8599sh11.pdf||Cross sections - Wolli Creek||1:500 H 1:100 V||110.4kb |
|8710.txt||Cooks River xyz data||N/A||54.8kb |
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