The Mid Loddon Groundwater Management Area (GMA) lies within the Loddon River Catchment, including the Loddon River, Bullock Creek and Serpentine Creek. The GMA extends from Tullaroop Reservoir in the south to Mitiamo in the north, including the towns of Moolort, Laanecoorie, Serpentine and Jarklin.
Loddon River at Bridgewater near Bedrock Outcrop
Local Management Plan
The Mid Loddon Groundwater Management Area Local Management Plan was released on 1 July 2009. The Plan aims to ensure that the local groundwater resources are managed in an equitable and sustainable manner. The Plan also takes into account the reliance upon groundwater by a range of stakeholders, including domestic and stock users and commercial and irrigation licence holders, as well the environment.
The Plan contains rules which allow trading of entitlement, sets trigger levels to enable water sharing in times of shortage and rules to manage the impacts of groundwater pumping intensity.
Mid Loddon Groundwater Management Area Local Management Rules
For further information or to obtain technical material relied upon for management arrangements, please contact Brendan Cossens from GMW on (03) 5475 3907.