Gaynor Swamp is managed by Parks Victoria with environmental water being delivered by Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Lake Cooper is managed by the department, while Greens Lake is managed by Goulburn Murray Water.

Lake Cooper has a history of drying. Records suggest the lake dried five or six times between 1860 and 1944. It was full between 1944 and 2003. It was dry again from 2003 until the Central Victorian floods of 2010 before drying again in 2015.

Our Loddon Mallee regional team became the land manager of Lake Cooper in December 2018. The team is responsible for any works, vegetation or weed control. We do not have responsibility for water allocation.

We recognise the importance of waterways such as Lake Cooper to local communities and understand that the impact of dry conditions can be distressing for communities who enjoy their local water bodies. We are working in consultation with other agencies to address community concerns in relation to the dust at Lake Cooper.

Please refer to the Community Information Package (PDF, 565.0 KB) that was jointly developed by government agencies.

Community Updates

Page last updated: 13/07/21