Extensive Rainfall – Smaller Systems Recover

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 9th May 2015 to 15th May 2015 was Lance Creek 88mm, Ruby Creek 78mm, Coalition Creek 114mm, Deep Creek 77mm, Little Bass 70mm and Battery Creek 69mm.

With widespread and extensive rainfall across the region last week all systems have had good inflows.  Total storages have increased by nearly 500ML.  Some of the smaller systems and systems of most concern have seen extensive recovery with the Little Bass System, which was sitting close to Stage 1 Water Restrictions, increasing from 53% to 83% capacity over the last week.

 

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Comments
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 73 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 65 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 89 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 83 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 82 Permanent Water Saving Measures

 

River Systems Major Town Supplied Current Status
Tarwin Meeniyan, Dumbalk Permanent Water Saving Measures
Agnes Welshpool, Port Welshpool, Toora, Port Franklin Permanent Water Saving Measures
Tarra Yarram, Alberton, Port Albert Permanent Water Saving Measures

 

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