Due to heavy rain falling from Friday February 7 to Monday February 10, 2020, flooding has occurred in the Georges River catchment.
On Monday February 10, there were flood warnings for the Georges River at Liverpool, Milperra, Picnic Point and Woronora.
The Georges River at Liverpool Bridge is estimated to have peaked near 5.40 metres early on February 10 with major flooding.
The Georges River at Milperra Bridge (AHD) peaked at 5.30 metres around 03:00 am on February 10 with major flooding. River levels at Milperra peaked higher than the 1988 flood.
Seeking paddlers and walkers to help Clean Up Salt Pan Creek on the Georges River.
Date: Sunday, March 8, 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Salt Pan Creek Boat Ramp, at the end of Clarendon Rd, Peakhurst, 2210.
This is a Clean Up Australia Day event that incorporates a Paddle Against Plastic with Ocean Crusaders, so bring your kayak, SUP or canoe and help us clean up.
Georges Riverkeeper’s partnership with universities is helping to improve our knowledge about the effects of urbanisation on complex aquatic ecosystems such as the Georges River and determine best practice in mitigating the impacts.
Georges Riverkeeper Annual Report 2018/19 shows we achieved a lot for the river in the last financial year. It has been the first year that we have implemented the Georges Riverkeeper Strategic Plant 2018-2022. Outcomes have aligned with five strategic focuses: Catchment Action Program (litter removal and bush regeneration), River Health Monitoring Program, Stormwater Program, Research Program, and Education & Capacity Building Program.
Ongoing education and enforcement of sediment controls on building sites are key to preventing runoff from entering our local waterways, according to results from the latest Get the Site Right campaign.
Nineteen councils across Sydney and Lake Macquarie and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) took part in a one-day blitz in October, with officers inspecting more than 400 building and construction sites for sediment and runoff controls.
We’re pleased to announce the re-election of the Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group, following the Annual General Meeting.
Chairperson, Councillor Geoff Shelton from Liverpool City Council (pictured on the right in the photo), was re-elected. As was Vice Chairperson, Councillor Peter Scaysbrook from Sutherland Shire Council (pictured on the left), and Treasurer, Councillor Adrian Wong from Fairfield City Council (pictured in the middle).
Over 1,500 baby Sporobolus plants have been planted in the Oyster Bay saltmarsh by Conservation Volunteers Australia, with the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council.
The Georges River is one of the major water catchments in the Greater Sydney Region. While we’re experiencing less rain at the moment, the river does have a history of flooding.
Being home to 1.4 million of Sydney’s residents over 950km2, and with an expected increase in population as growth and development increases over the coming years, it’s vital to know the catchment area’s flooding risk and how to mitigate it.
The Georges Riverkeeper Floodplain Risk Management Subcommittee was formed in mid-2018 by Georges Riverkeeper and the eight local Councils along the river.