Water

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 -

Barwon Water

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA)

Southern Rural Water

Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) – Office of Water

Still to come – Dams, springs, soaks, Acid Sulfate Soils, creeks, wetlands, billabongs, Lake Colac

WaterWatch

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).