|Gordon Inlet at a glance|
|Average annual rainfall over inlet||600 millimetres|
|Extent of tidal influence||13 kilometres|
|Annual flow from Gairdner River||9.4M cubic metres|
The low sea bar may remain closed for several years, and will only open after heavy rain. It remains open for some months.
The inlet is difficult to reach, and attracts mainly commercial and some amateur fishermen. When the Bremer River bar is closed the inlet is also visited by tourists with four-wheel drive vehicles.
The Gordon Inlet is showing signs of eutrophication, for example the upper estuary of the inlet had a blue green algal bloom in autumn 1988.
Estuaries and Coastal Lagoons of South Western Australia: Beaufort Inlet and Gordon Inlet. Environmental Protection Authority, Perth, Western Australia. Estuarine Studies Series Number 4 November 1988.