Salinity and yield of groundwater in Gippsland
Where salinity is low and yield is high
How much fresh water is stored in aquifers across the region?
Fresh water = salinity less than 1,000 mg/L
It is estimated that a total of 143,000 GL of fresh water is stored in
What is the salinity and yield like in local areas?
Salinity and yield vary greatly across the region depending on which aquifer group you are using and where your property is located. To get an accurate indication of the salinity and yield you can expect on your property you need to drill a
To view this information on a map visit our Gippsland region map page or you can download or print a summary of the likely salinity and yield of groundwater near your property on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Salinity and yield by local area
|Aquifer group||Local area||Salinity||Yield|
|Tarwin GMU||Very good||Good|
|Wa De Lock GMU||Very good||Very good|
|Wy Yung GMU||Very good||Moderate|
|Highlands (non-GMU area)||Very good||Poor|
|West Gippsland (non-GMU area)||Good||Moderate|
|Central Gippsland (non-GMU area)||Good||Good|
|East Gippsland (non-GMU area)||Good||Poor|
|Rosedale GMU||Very good||Very good|
|Sale GMU||Very good||Very good|
|Yarram GMU*||Very good||Very good|
|Moe and surrounds (non-GMU area)||Very good||Very good|
|Moe GMU||Very good||Good|
|Stratford GMU||Very good||Very good|
|Yarram GMU||Very good||Very good|
|East of Lakes Entrance (non-GMU area)||Good||Moderate|
*The Yarram GMU occurs in both the middle and lower aquifers. This information refers only to where it occurs in the middle aquifer around the township of Yarram.
This table shows the likely salinity and yield in different local areas and aquifer groups across the region.
Learn the basics
For background information on salinity visit our What is groundwater salinity page.
For background information on yield visit our What is groundwater yield page.