Discovered by Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, the Mitta Mitta River is a major tributary of the Murray River, supplying around 40% of the Murray's flow.
The river's headwaters include Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong, then running northwards for around 120kms until it meets the Murray River at the Hume Weir.
Flow of the river is interrupted by the Dartmouth Dam which was completed in 1979. Below the dam, the river flows gently through the Mitta Valley until it reaches the Hume. River levels are variable depending on dam water releases but floods are now a rare event.
(Large fish): Murray cod, golden perch, Macquarie perch, Murray spiny crayfish, trout cod, silver perch.
(Small fish): Australian smelt, blackfish, climbing galaxias, flathead galaxias, mountain galaxias and southern pygmy perch.
Brown trout, rainbow trout, European carp, goldfish, redfin and eastern gambusia.