Re: Werribee Tides

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Subject: Re: Werribee Tides
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 14:31:38 +1000
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Subject: Werribee Tides
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     The Victorian Channels Authority puts out a booklet of tide tables
     annually - available from Information Victoria in Collins Street for
     $7.50, and probably also from VCA direct.  You can derive tide times
     at Pt Wilson from the Geelong tables - Pt Wilson is 30 minutes ahead
     of Geelong - and for Werribbee River entrance from Melbourne
     (Williamstown - Werribee River is 24 minutes later.  I don't know
     whether the tides have read the book and always ebb and flow correct
     to the minute, but it's probably the best available guide.


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Subject: Werribee Tides
Author:  "Pat O'Malley" <> at DOI
Date:    06/4/98 23:12

       Dear all,

       Recent reports on birds at Werribee SF have whetted my appetite
       for the
       heady atmnosphere of that great spot. But I've never been able
       to get the
       tides exactly right. Sometimes this is just because the wind
       from the wrong
       quarter means that the rivers back up and effectively there is no
       low tide.
       But mostly I find it very difficult to work out when the tides
       are - there
       seems to be a variable relationship with those at Port Pillip
       Heads for
       example. I know other birders have had the same problem. Can
       enlighten us please?


       (PS I have glued the crakes and rails page back into my Slater just
       in case).
       Pat O'Malley
       School of Law and Legal Studies
       La Trobe University
       Australia  3083

       Phone +613 9479 2133
       Fax   +613 9479 1607


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