Rain in all catchments – but little run-off received

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 21st November to the 27th of November 2015 was Lance Creek 10mm, Ruby Creek 11mm, Coalition Creek 8mm, Deep Creek 28mm, Little Bass 5 and Battery Creek 16mm.

Rob McKaige, Acting Managing Director, South Gippsland Water said, “Despite rainfall recorded within all catchments, little run-off was generated due to the dry ground conditions and storages continued to decline.  South Gippsland Water is encouraging customers to prepare now for a dry season and implement water saving behaviours”.

Make sure to;

  • Water during the cool – between the hours of 6pm and 10am
  • Check hoses have trigger nozzles and do not leak
  • Sweep, don’t hose, paved areas & hard surfaces

 

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Comments
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 87 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 86 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 78 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 97 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 87 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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