The Goulburn River water management area is located within the Murray-Darling Drainage Division and encompasses an area of 17,350 km2. Upstream of Lake Eildon, the area includes the Goulburn, Delatite, Howqua and Big Rivers. The Acheron River, Yea River, King Parrot Creek, Creightons Creek, Seven Creeks and Hughes Creek occur downstream of Lake Eildon. The Broken River flows into the Goulburn River at Shepparton. The Goulburn River discharges to the River Murray east of Echuca.
Goulburn-Murray Water manages the Goulburn water supply system which includes Lakes Eildon and Nagambie, and the Waranga Basin. It is also the licensing authority responsible for managing private groundwater pumping and surface water diversions in the Goulburn basin. Goulburn Valley Water is responsible for urban water supply for towns located within the Goulburn basin. Coliban Water also supplies numerous towns located in the North Central region, as well as the townships of Lockington and Rochester, from water sourced from the Goulburn via the Waranga Western Channel. Rochester is also supplied via the Campaspe system when the Waranga Western Channel is closed for maintenance.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is responsible for waterway management.
This chapter draws extensively on the State Water Report 2004/05 (DSE, 2006).
Figure 1 Goulburn River water management area locality map
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