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|Location:||Devon Meadows – 473656. Five hundred metres north of the Yaringa boat harbour.|
Relict curved spits (arrowed) at Bungower Point,
Bungower Point is a relict multiple recurved sand spit that lies inland of a broad salt marsh and mangrove zone on the western side of Watsons Inlet. Two major episodes of recurving are present, represented by a series of low, gently curving sand ridges that enclose salt marsh deposits. The spit is now isolated from wave action by stabilising mangrove fringe.
State. The spit indicates a major change in wave environments inside Westernport Bay or else a higher Holocene sea level. The spit obviously grew before the development of the mangrove and salt marsh fringe and the onset of a phase of muddy rather then sandy sedimentation. The site is therefore of major interest in the study of sea level history and sedimentation processes in Westernport Bay and on the Victorian coast in general.
Class 1. No further clearing, roadworks, rubbish dumping, coastal facilities or buildings of any kind should be permitted on the area of the site.
Site 79, Bungower Point