Storages now below 90% capacity

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 14th November to the 20th of November 2015 was Lance Creek 1mm, Ruby Creek 1mm, Coalition Creek 1mm, Deep Creek 3mm, Little Bass 1 and Battery Creek 1mm.

Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director, South Gippsland Water said, “With continued dry weather and minimal rainfall, storages have been impacted by the dry spring, with 5 of 6 systems now below 90% capacity.  The drawdown of water resources started earlier than usual and 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 88 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 88 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 81 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 97 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 89 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 85 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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