Monday, April 16, 2018
A small amount of rainfall was recorded at some of South Gippsland Water’s storages between 7 – 13th April 2018. Lance Creek 3mm, Ruby Creek 2mm, Deep Creek 2mm and Battery Creek 1mm. These figures do not account for rainfall received by catchments over the weekend of 14 -15 April.
Due to dry weather conditions during summer and the first weeks of autumn, storage levels have been declining, particularly in the northern part of the region, Ruby Creek (Leongatha), Coalition Creek (Korumburra) and Little Bass (Poowong, Loch and Nyora). Korumburra customers are reminded that Stage 2 Water Restrictions remain in place and customers in all other townships are encouraged to take note of the Permanent Water Saving Rules that operate separate to any staged water restrictions and are in place across Victoria all year round.
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %
At 13th April 2018
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson||72||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||58||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Coalition Creek||Korumburra and surrounds||41||Stage 2 Water Restrictions|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||79||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Little Bass||Poowong, Nyora and Loch||49||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||66||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|
Recent rainfall across the region is welcome and it will do much to replenish gardens, farmland and surrounding areas. A great deal of follow-up rain will be needed throughout autumn and into winter before run-off from catchments begins to refill South Gippsland’s reservoirs.
Information regarding Permanent Water Saving Rules and Stage 2 Water Restrictions (Korumburra) can be found at www.sgwater.com.au or contact South Gippsland Water’s Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636 for further information.