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Salinity and yield of groundwater across Southern Victoria

Salinity and yield of groundwater across Southern Victoria

Salinity and yield vary significantly across Southern Victoria and also within the regions.  This is because the salinity of groundwater and the yield of an aquifer are highly dependent on geology.

Gippsland

The middle and lower aquifers in Gippsland have large volumes of fresh, high yielding groundwater.   The area between Moe and Sale experiences the highest yields.  To look at how salinity and yield vary across Gippsland visit the Gippsland region map page or read about the salinity and yield of the aquifers in Gippsland by visiting our Salinity and yield of aquifers in Gippsland page.

Port Phillip & Western Port

The Port Phillip & Western Port region has much less freshwater available and the yields are lower compared with the Gippsland and South West regions.  Good quality, high yielding groundwater can be found in areas including Koo Wee Rup.  To look at how salinity and yield vary across Port Phillip & Western Port visit the Port Phillip & Western Port region map page or read about the salinity and yield of the aquifers in Port Phillip & Western Port by visiting our Salinity and yield of aquifers in Port Phillip & Western Port page.

South West

In the South West there is an abundance of fresh, high yielding groundwater in the middle and lower aquifers such as the Port Campbell Limestone and the very deep Dilwyn formation. To look at how salinity and yield vary across the South West visit the South West region map page or read about the salinity and yield of the aquifers in the South West by visiting our Salinity and yield of aquifers in South West page.

Learn the basics

For background information on salinity visit our groundwater salinity page.

For background information on yield visit our groundwater yield page.

Page last updated28th April 2015
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