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Lalbert Creek

Lalbert Creek

If Tyrell Creek is the forgotten waterway of north-west Victoria, Lalbert Creek is its lesser-known sibling. Like Tyrell Creek, Lalbert Creek is an efferent stream, a distributary of the Avoca River which only flows when the Avoca has a major flood. On average that is perhaps once a decade.

About 100 kilometres long, it runs north-west from the Avoca south of Quambatook to Lake Timboram, a large salt lake north-east of Sea Lake. About half-way along its length Lalbert Creek forms the medium large, shallow Lake Lalbert, near the township of the same name.

As always with ephemeral streams in dry country, their biological significance is far greater than it seems.