Condition of waterways in our region

The environmental condition of rivers in Victoria is assessed by using the Index of Stream Condition (ISC). This brings together data from many sources giving a detailed overview of river condition across the state at a given point in time.

The last ISC benchmarking exercise for our region was in 2010, giving the following results.

Thomson basin

  • 55% of stream length in this basin is in good or excellent condition
  • 41% in moderate condition
  • 3% in poor condition
  • 1% in very poor condition.

Latrobe basin

  • 34% of stream length in this basin is in good or excellent condition
  • 44% in moderate condition
  • 9% in poor condition
  • 13% in very poor condition.

South Gippsland basin

  • 74% of stream length in this basin is in moderate condition
  • 10% in good condition
  • 10% in poor condition
  • 5% in very poor condition.