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Groundwater and the environment across Southern Victoria

Groundwater and the environment across Southern Victoria

The environment is a significant user of groundwater across Southern Victoria.  Groundwater discharge to waterways in the highlands as springs, while in lowland and coastal areas it discharges to lakes and wetlands.  Groundwater also interacts with streams and rivers along the valleys.

Gippsland

The Gippsland Lakes are thought to interact with the regions aquifers. Springs in the highlands of the Strzelecki Ranges are important contributors to river flows across Gippsland. To view known high value wetlands on the map visit our Gippsland region map page or to read about how groundwater supports the environment in Gippsland visit our Groundwater and the environment in Gippsland page.

Port Phillip & Western Port

In the Port Phillip & Western Port region Ramsar listed wetlands including the Seaford and Edithvale wetlands interact with groundwater.  To view known high value wetlands on the map visit our Port Phillip & Western Port region map page or to read about how groundwater supports the environment in Port Phillip & Western Port visit our Groundwater and the environment in Port Phillip & Western Port page.

South West

The volcanic lakes of the South West such as Tower Hill are often groundwater dependent features.  To view known high value wetlands on the map visit our South West region map page or to read about how groundwater supports the environment in the South West visit our Groundwater and the environment in the South West page.

Learn the basics

To learn more about how the environment interacts with groundwater visit our How does groundwater interact with the environment page.

Page last updated28th April 2015
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