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  Georges River- NSW Department of Planning
The waters of the Georges River catchment, having come together from such widespread sources as Wollongong and Wollondilly in the south and Blacktown in the north, tumble ultimately eastwards into Botany Bay.
Georges River Foreshores Improvement Program (2000-2003) - a partnership-based funding program that has provided $6 million over four years for projects that improve the environment and accessibility of foreshores in the catchment.
Georges River Catchment: Better Practice Guidelines for Foreshore Works - guidelines to assist practitioners during the planning and implementation of works on the foreshores of the Georges River and its tributaries.
www.planning.nsw.gov.au /plansforaction/georges.asp   (422 words)

 Georges River Catchment - 19/06/2003 - URG MOT - NSW Parliament
The water quality in the Georges River is affected by both the level of development in the surrounding catchment and the level of tidal flushing.
The honourable member for Georges River referred to the fact that bacterial levels in the river were lower in 2002 than they had been during the previous year.
It is the same river in which I fished as a kid and it is where I taught my son, Michael, who is present in the gallery, to fish, just under the Como rail bridge near the junction of the Georges River and the Woronora River.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au /prod/PARLMENT/hansArt.nsf/V3Key/LA20030619020   (4160 words)

 The Georges Highland Path
The Georges Highland Path, marked throughout with blue paint blazes, begins at the trailhead parking area and follows for a short distance through the woods to Thomaston Mountain, a large hillock of earth created when the lagoons were excavated.
Georges River, known locally as the "Georges River", is a varied and beautiful region of the heartland of midcoast Maine.
Its mission is to preserve the scenic and historic integrity of the St. Georges River and its surrounding area; to maintain and improve its access for public enjoyment; to protect wildlife habitat; and to inform the people about the watershed and the importance of conserving it.
www.lagoonsonline.com /path.htm   (652 words)

 Georges River Information
The Georges River is a waterway in the state of New South Wales in Australia.
The banks of the river along the lower reaches are marked by large inlets and indentations overlooked by steep sandstone ridges and scarps, many being home to expensive residential properties.
A weir was constructed across the river adjacent to Liverpool railway station in the nineteenth century — Liverpool Weir now forms the uppermost tidal limit and presence of salt water on the Georges River.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Georges_River   (258 words)

 Macarthur Bushwalkers - Rivers SOS, BHP Billiton longwall mining affects on Georges and NSW Rivers
In 2000, Jutts Crossing on the Georges River at Appin cracked and the water in the rock pools disappeared.
In the mid 90's the Cataract River flow totally disappeared into the cracking in the river bed to a depth of some 500m into the mine workings and methane and ethane gasses were expelled from the ground measuring up to 20 litres per second in some areas.
Rivers SOS wants some more responsible process to be put into place, but meanwhile we will continue to campaign for our 1 km safety zone around rivers.
home.iprimus.com.au /kenhall/rivers_sos.html   (909 words)

 Man's inhumanity to Nature
East of the river is a pristine wilderness that has belonged to the military for many decades.
Close to the headwaters of The Georges River there is an underground coal mine, near a small town called Appin.
The rock pools were chocked with the slime and lumps of slime floated on the river surface, pushed upsteam by the breeze.
www.wises.com.au /myplpol.htm   (574 words)

 Welcome to Georges River Land Trust
Mid-coast Maine's 225-square-mile Georges River watershed is a unique and historic area of mountains, sea coast, lakes, tidal streams and inlets.
The Georges River Land Trust's mission is to conserve and steward the natural resources and traditional character of the Georges River watershed region for the public benefit.
Georges River Land Trust works with landowners and communities to protect special natural landscapes for future generations of the Georges River watershed.
www.grlt.org   (273 words)

 Rivers SOS - longwall mining, mining & drilling, river pollution, Georges River, Nepean River, cataract river, ...
Rivers SOS calls on the NSW government to mandate a safety zone of at least 1 kilometre around all rivers in the state, to protect them from further permanent damage through the effects of mining under, or too close to, river beds.
Fact: While Rivers SOS aim is to campaign for the 1 km safety zone around rivers, our research has led us to be increasingly aware of the cumulative effects of mine subsidence in the whole of the Upper Nepean Catchment.
In the mid 90's much of the Cataract River flow disappeared into the cracks in the river bed and methane and ethane gasses were expelled from the cracks, measuring up to 20 litres per second in some areas.
riverssos.com   (3306 words)

 Georges River Riverkeeper Program - 22/06/2004 - PRIV - NSW Parliament
The riverkeeper for the Georges River is Simon Annabel, who is jointly employed by the Georges River combined councils and the Waterways Authority, which is under the control of the Department of Transport.
One of the interesting characteristics of the river system is that rubbish that enters the system in one council area tends to pollute not that council area but an adjoining council area.
The volunteers adopt the view that trying to clean the Georges River should not simply be left to government bodies, at whatever level, that it is a community issue.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au /prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA20040622039   (1067 words)

 River sleuth despairs as sewage pours into bay - smh.com.au
Water has surged through the veins of the river's 1000 square kilometre catchment in the past week, flushing nearly a year's worth of waste from the suburbs to the sea.
For the newly appointed Georges River riverkeeper, Simon Annabel, nothing highlights the magnitude of his job as clearly as torrential rain.
For the past week the river's problems have been greatly exacerbated as it struggles to cope with an increase in flows that have raised its levels by as much as half a metre.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/05/21/1053196639402.html   (662 words)

One river that deserves attention is the Hawkesbury River, this river meanders from the back of the Sydney basin from the Nepean River at Penrith, through Windsor - Wisemans Ferry - and opens to the Tasman Sea at Broken Bay near Palm Beach.
The Georges river was polluted many times by raw sewerage over the years and today the upper reaches are likely to be polluted by industry and urban runoff.
This river has been sadly neglected to the point of being a health hazard, the Yarra was once a source of drinking water but today 2005 the river is a drainage channel carrying all the storm water effluent from greater Melbourne.
www.homestead.com /world_environment/River_Systems.html   (856 words)

 Water Quality Objectives - Georges River
This section gives the Water Quality Objectives (WQOs) and the River Flow Objectives (RFOs) for the Georges River catchment, which should be used to develop plans and actions affecting water quality and river health.
The Woronora River supplies town water to southern Sydney and was teh subject of a Healthy Rivers Commission inquiry, which made specific recommendations.
The environmental objective of 'Commercial shellfish production' has not been recommended for the Georges River as the water quality in the catchment is such that there is marginal scope for this production to continue in the future.
www.epa.nsw.gov.au /ieo/GeorgesRiver/report-02.htm   (1025 words)

 Georges River Golf Club, Georges Hall, NSW 18 Hole Golf at its Finest - powered by MaxMoment
Approximately 25 minutes from the city of Sydney along the M5 motorway, Georges River Golf Club lies between Bankstown Airport and the Georges River on Henry Lawson Drive.
Georges River is an easy walking 18 hole par 70 course.
Georges River is almost unique in Sydney with its combination of membership, public play, social club / corporate bookings and a proactive coaching / learning environment.
www.georgesrivergolf.com.au   (104 words)

 Georges River Land Trust News Archives
When I found out about the mission of the Georges River Land Trust, I was glad to become a member and donor, and to cheer on the good work of pioneers who saw the importance of protecting the river and offering education about its natural resources.
The upper watershed, stretching from Frye Mountain on the north to Appleton Village on the south, is characterized by mountains, hills, streams and lakes that feed the St. George River at its headwaters.
The wilderness loop between Liberty and Searsmont is a quiet and stunning portion of the river to paddle, and the infamous St. George River Race is a favorite among boaters from near and far.
www.grlt.org /newsarchives.html   (3475 words)

 (Rockport) Join the Georges River Land Trust for a late spring hike on the Georges Highland Path's Oyster River Trail - ...
GRLT continues to extend the Path throughout the 225-square-mile St. George River watershed and in the last two years, GRLT built new trails in the northern watershed on Frye and Hogback Mountains.
GRLT just published new trail maps for the Georges Highland Path, which are available at the trailhead kiosks and at the land trust office, as well as new maps of the Georges River Scenic Byway and Bikeways.
Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to conserve and protect, for the public benefit, the natural resources and traditional character of the Georges River watershed.
knox.villagesoup.com /news/Print.cfm?StoryID=56465   (456 words)

 GOM Times Headline
But with help from the Georges River Clam Project, including some financial support from the Gulf of Maine Council, clamming is making a slow comeback, as more than half of the closed acreage is now open.
The closures have caused significant loss to the communities around the Georges River estuary, which saw annual landings drop from $1.5 million in the 1970s and early 1980s to $100,000 in the mid 1990s.
Groups including the George's River Tidewater Association, and Partners in Monitoring, along with DMR and the Maine State Planning Office worked with the towns, clammers, and fishermen to identify problems causing the closures.
www.gulfofmaine.org /times/summer97/headline.html   (2241 words)

 Georges Over Puerto Rico
Though the SERFC has produced river forecasts for many hurricanes making landfall along the Gulf Coast and South Atlantic seaboard, this event was the first time the SERFC attempted to provide river guidance to Puerto Rico.
Three main inputs are used to produce a river forecast simulation: existing soil moisture, the addition of new measured rainfall, and an educated guess of what future rain will fall within the river basin.
On September 21, once it was apparent that Georges was going to impact Puerto Rico, the SERFC produced scenarios to project anticipated river response to both 6 and up to 9-inch basin average rainfall events.
www.srh.noaa.gov /alr/tropical/georges/hur_geo.htm   (2331 words)

 The Building
From there he found the safe harbor of the St. Georges River, which he named, and explored the lands that form the channel through which the river runs.
Georges River is still a vital element to the Town of Thomaston and its neighboring towns along the waterway.
While exploring in the area, it is believed he explored the Georges River in a smaller exploration vessel called a light horseman, and planted a second cross at the bend of the river at the approximate location of the Thomaston town landing.
www.thomastonhistoricalsociety.com /weymouth.htm   (841 words)

 Bicycling trip offers taste of meandering midcoast
The Georges River Bikeways has three sections, each with a distinctly different character — and rider comfort levels.
Three interconnected loops meander across most of the 225-square-mile Georges River watershed, from the flanks of Frye Mountain in Montville to tidewater in Cushing and Thomaston.
The southern third is entirely paved, and is characterized by low rolling hills, family farms and extensive views of tidewater creeks, salt marshes and the Georges River estuary.
outdoors.mainetoday.com /biking/010923georges.shtml   (733 words)

 Georges Hall Florist Georges Hall Flowers and Gift florists flower delivery
Georges Hall is a suburb of the City of Bankstown, in Sydney, Australia.
It is bounded by the Georges River in the west, and Bankstown Airport in the south.
The area was named after the house and farm 'Georges Hall', built on 172 acres granted to Captain George Johnson (1764 to 1823) Garrison Point near the junction of Georges River and Prospect Creek is a historically significant parkland.
georgeshall.floristwestsydney.com.au   (380 words)

 Georges River Community Baptist Church
This site is designed to give you a snapshot of the life and activities of our church and keep you up to date on exciting events taking place in the weeks ahead that you can be a part of.
Georges River is a community of people united in friendship and in their love for God.
Georges River Life Care runs a number of events and activities within the community.
grcbc.org.au   (322 words)

These include a river that people can swim in safely; a river where nutrient levels in the mainstream do not adversely affect water quality; improved knowledge about the effects on river ecology of substances present in sewage; and, increased efforts to reduce the total load of toxic substances discharged to the river.
In the 1990's during dry weather, raw sewage from the Georges River catchment was treated by either Glenfield or Liverpool STPs, and then transferred to a trunk sewer for discharge at Malabar Ocean Outfall.
One of the major issues facing Sydney Water in the Georges River catchment is the increase in sewage volumes caused by population growth.
www.sydney.foe.org.au /water/river.html   (2590 words)

 Rivers SOS - photographs of Georges & Cataract river pollution caused by cracked river beds through BHP Billiton ...
Cataract river is part of the Sydney water catchment area.
This stretch of the upper Cataract is a conduit for Sydney’s and the Macarthur Region water supply – it channels water from Cataract dam to Broughtons Pass Weir from where it is pumped both to Prospect Reservoir and to the Macarthur Treatment Plant nearby.
It is unacceptable to crack this river, especially at a time of growing water shortage.
www.riverssos.com /comparison.html   (506 words)

 Georges River
However we are very concerned with the welfare of the whole river system and are inaugural members of GREA a coalition of environmental groups covering the overall Georges River catchment.
Wedderburn lies within the Campbelltown Council electorate and is bounded by The Georges River on the West and O'hares Creek on the East.
joins the Georges River near the Northern boundary of Wedderburn and is itself fed by Pheasants Creek further South and by Stokes Ck.
myhome.ispdr.net.au /~great/georgesriver.html   (310 words)

 Georges River Catchment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As the Georges River runs through a large part of Sydney and affects a large number of councils, Liverpool City Council participates in cross-Council initiatives such as the Georges River Combined Councils' Committee (GRCCC).
It is important that a Sydney-wide, holistic approach is taken in managing the Georges River, because point sources of pollution inevitably need to be addressed.
Liverpool City Council is also working with adjacent Councils within the Georges River catchment on a number of projects with the aim to improve the Georges River.
www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au /scripts/viewarticle.asp?NID=30274   (322 words)

 BCC - Environment - Rivers & Creeks - Catchments - Georges River
In its entirety the Georges River catchment is approximately 960 km² and includes Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Liverpool, Fairfield, Holroyd, Canterbury, Sutherland, Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Bankstown local government areas.
Most of the sub-catchments in the Bankstown local government area (excluding the Cooks River and Duck River catchments) drain into the Georges River.
In the BCC area the Georges River catchment covers an area of about 7 km² encompassing the smaller sub-catchments of Morgans Creek and Yeramba Lagoon.
www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au /env/riversCreeks/catchGeorgesRiver.cfm   (309 words)

The Cataract river task force was part of the Hawkesbury - Nepean Catchment Trust set up by the Government as a result of locals objecting to the damage from longwall mining over many years.
Tonnes of salts are being pumped into the rivers from the polluted mines.
Why cant the five kilometres of the Nepean River be avoided by not mining the first FOUR LONGWALL PANELS planned, numbers LW701, 2, 3, and 4 and commence mining 1.5 km further north to avoid the river completely.
groups.msn.com /nepeanactiongroup   (866 words)

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