Estuary/Coila Lake Management Committee
Estuary Project Officer at Eurobodalla Council 44741000 for more info..
Tuross estuary forms a complex system of shallow interconnecting
channels and lakes - the river varies in depth between 1 and 3 m with
the main lake 2 to 4 m deep.
The town of Tuross Head is located north of the entrance. Although the
entrance is subject to wave power and littoral drift rates that might
suggest a closed or mostly closed condition, the large waterway area and
runoff provide sufficiently strong inlet flows to maintain a permanently
open entrance against these beach building processes.
The tidal limit in the Tuross River is located at Comerang 19 km from
the entrance, or 9 km upstream from the Princes Highway bridge north of
Lake is a large but shallow waterway with depths not exceeding
Coila Lake is located east of the Princes Highway and north of the town
of Tuross Head. The entrance is located at the southern end of Bingie
Beach. When the entrance is open, and Coila Creek (only substantial creek
feeding the lake) is not in flood, water salinities similar to the ocean
extend over the entire lake. The lake bed comprises mostly mud, with marine
sand confined to the entrance. source
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