The Georges Riverkeeper have just released a new report card on the River. They found:

 “The flooding and frequent rainfall events across the Georges River catchment this year has impacted the grades and may have skewed the results. Overall the Freshwater Grades were impacted, meaning the water quality is fair. Surprisingly, the more pristine bushland subcatchments at the headwaters were impacted with some of their grades reduced from excellent to good. Conversely, some of the urban subcatchments, such as Prospect Creek, improved their grade from poor to fair…Overall the Estuary Grade was fair, dropping a grade since 2019/2020. This was probably caused by an increase in pollutants and nutrients being flushed from the urbanised area and entering the estuarine environments due to flooding and frequent rainfall events.”