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1.4 Dissected landscapes at a range of elevations

1. Eastern Uplands (EU)

1.4.1 Prominent summits above 1200 m (Mt Feathertop, Mt Howitt, Mt Buller)
1.4.2 Prominent summits between 500 and 1200 m (Pine Mountain, Mt Samaria, Mt Ellery, Ben Crueachan)
1.4.3 Escarpments, gorges (Mt Buffalo escarpment/gorge, Erinundra escarpment, Genoa, Mitchell, Moroka gorges and Snowy River gorges)
1.4.4 Deeply dissected ridge and valley landscapes (headwaters of major rivers such as the Wonnangatta, King and Kiewa Rivers, Mt Coopracambra)
1.4.5 Moderately dissected ridge and valley landscapes (Alexandra, Yea, Baranduda)
1.4.6 Outlying ridges and hills (Warby Range, Lurg Hills, Howe Range, Mt Dandenong)

This unit includes the range of landforms that extend from the remnant plateau surfaces of Tier 1.1 and 1.2 to the emergence of the drainage systems onto the Northern Riverine Plains in the north or the Gippsland Riverine Plains to the south. There is a greater diversity of landforms in this Tier than 1.1 and 1.2.

Most of this Tier is dominated by high ridges and deep valleys (1.4.4) formed by dissection by the major stream systems, and includes the prominent summits at high elevation (1.4.1) and at intermediate elevation (1.4.2) and escarpments (1.4.3). These steep landscapes extend down from the Tier 1.1 and 1.2 landscapes and gradually become the Tier 1.4.5 and 1.4.6 landscapes of low ridges and isolated hills, with shallow valleys, and some low level plateaus. These landscapes are more widespread in the northern and southern parts of the Region than in the central area.

The escarpments and gorges (1.4.3) are less extensive but are still significant geomorphic units within the Eastern Uplands.
Image: 1.4

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