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Video Returning water to Hattah Lakes

TLF ID M019578

The two short videos in this series highlight the value of Hattah Lakes and the importance of ensuring that sufficient water replenishes the lakes during dry times. The videos explain how dams and weirs upstream store flood water that would otherwise fill the lakes. A collaborative engineering project reduced the environmental impacts of low water flow into the Hattah Lakes by returning some water to the lakes to maintain their ecological health. The videos also demonstrate the cultural and spiritual values that this landscape holds for people.

Educational details

Educational value
  • These resources are valuable due to their relevance to the Knowledge and Understanding strand in the year 7 science curriculum. They show how a technological solution can mitigate some of the effects of human impacts on the water cycle in the Murray Darling Basin. These videos are also valuable for their relevance to the year 7 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand because they highlight how water flows through this landscape, the value that water has to this regional community and the benefits of flooding for this ecosystem.
  • These resources are also valuable in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority in that they demonstrate the special connection to and responsibility for Country.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Copyright 2014 MDBA. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY licence