The Moorabool River water management area is located within the South East Coast Drainage Division, west of Melbourne. The Moorabool River joins the Barwon River near Geelong, which flows into Bass Strait. Little River, also located in the Moorabool River water management area, flows into Port Phillip Bay.
Southern Rural Water is the licensing authority and manages both surface and groundwater diversions. Barwon Water supplies water to Geelong while Central Highlands Water supplies water to Ballarat and a number of smaller towns such as Bungaree and Wallace. The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is responsible for waterway management in the Moorabool River water management area.
This chapter draws extensively on the State Water Report 2004/05 (DSE, 2006).
Figure 1 Moorabool River water management area locality map
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