The Gippsland Lakes support a diversity of wetland types of high conservation value, are important centres of tourism for the region, support commercial and recreational fisheries and have outstanding Aboriginal and European cultural values.
Water quality in the lakes is essential to maintaining the ecological character and values of the system. The main lakes (Wellington, Victoria and King) are well studied, with a solid knowledge base of existing water quality conditions and factors that influence salinity, nutrients and phytoplankton dynamics. There is more limited published information on water quality in the rivers and streams. The information in this report will inform the future review of the State Environment Protection Policy, which will set objectives to protect and improve the values in Lakes and their catchment.
Water, Water Quality/Water Ecosystem Monitoring
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26 Feb 2015
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