5 main rivers flow through the shire of Boddington, all flowing into the Murray River. The Bannister & Crossman Rivers join just east of the townsite of Boddington to form the Hotham River while the Williams & Hotham Rivers combine to form the Murray River. Major flooding occurred around 1912 and 1955 when much of the access to town, and surrounding areas were submerged, with the bridge underwater. There are many photo's showing the expanses of water and flooded areas.
The Hotham River is being developed with nature play areas, with natural and open park areas where everyone can enjoy the tranquil surrounds with family and friends. All the rivers also offers opportunities to fish for local fish species, take a canoe ride or wet your toes along the edges.