About the region
The Macalister and Thomson rivers are tributaries of the Latrobe River. The Macalister flows into the Thomson near Sale. The Thomson joins the Latrobe shortly downstream, where it flows past the Latrobe wetlands (Sale Common, Heart Morass and Dowd Morass) before entering Lake Wellington. These rivers and wetlands have a range of environmental values and support irrigated agriculture, tourism and industry.
The Snowy River flows south from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales and into Victoria and Bass Strait. Storages in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme are connected to the Murray and Murrumbidgee systems via a network of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts through which water from the Snowy is transferred to supply irrigated agriculture in the Murray–Darling Basin.