Barongarook and Deans Creek are priority water courses and a proclaimed water supply catchment (Corangamite Soil Health Strategy 2006-12)
Boundary Creek runs east towards Barwon River and is in the south of the Barongarook Landcare Group area of influence.
There are two major reservoirs in the catchment (Elliminyt & Barongarook) and Lake Colac at the bottom of Barongarook and Deans Creek.
Major Stakeholders -
Still to come – Dams, springs, soaks, Acid Sulfate Soils, creeks, wetlands, billabongs, Lake Colac
The group, in partnership with the Otway Community College, have their own water testing equipment and monitor several local sites on a regular basis. These sites are registered with the WaterWatch program. http://www.vic.waterwatch.org.au/
If you are interested in helping out with WaterWatch testing, we can always use extra hands. Give us a call or send us an email if you would like to find out more. Often VCE Outdoor & Environment Studies, Environmental Science, Conservation & Land Management and Ecology students find WaterWatch a great way to hone their skills while networking with a community group.
Ground Water Mapping/Modelling
Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater, An interoperative web-GIS that federates groundwater data from disparate sources to assist groundwater researchers and help water managers make the correct choices for the sustainable use of a precious resource. “Adapting new technologies to sustainably manage a precious resource” (VVG Website, 2012).