Environmental issues

Water

Crooked River

Physical characteristics

Entrance
location
Latitude (ºS)-34.77
Longitude (ºE)150.82
Catchment area (km2)132.0
Estuary area (km2)1,20.3
Estuary volume (ML)3140.8
Average depth (m)40.5
Roy et al. (2001) classification5III/5/D
Entrance condition6O
Notes:
  1. Derived from DECCW (2010) NSW estuaries and coastal catchments spatial database.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Entrance conditions: O = open, T = trained, I = intermittent.

Hydrographic survey

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 DescriptionScale    Size
54169sh1.pdfIndex & cross section locations1:5000376.6kb
54169sh2.pdfCrooked River1:2000595.1kb
54169sh3.pdfCross sections - Crooked River1:1000 H 1:200 V227.8kb
54169sh4.pdfCross sections - Crooked River1:1000 H 1:200 V204.2kb
54169sh5.pdfCross sections - Crooked River1:1000 H 1:200 V182.5kb
54169sh6.pdfCross sections - Crooked River1:1000 H 1:200 V200.4kb
54169sh7.pdfCross sections - Crooked River1:1000 H 1:200 V104.0kb
54169.txtCrooked River xyz dataN/A152.2kb
Page last updated: 26 April 2012