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Condition

The Mitchell River is recognised for its high conservation value, high level of naturalness of flows, relative intactness of the entire river system, and significance for the Gippsland Lakes.

The present condition reflects land use along the river. The largely undisturbed upper catchment is in excellent condition and managed as national parks, with control of weeds being the main concern. In contrast, the floodplain has been extensively cleared for horticulture and is generally in poor condition.

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Mitchell River Map