Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 26th January 2018 – 2nd February 2018 was Lance Creek 18mm, Ruby Creek 24mm, Coalition Creek 22mm, Deep Creek 18mm, Little Bass 23mm and Battery Creek 23mm.

Ravi Raveendran, General Manager Operations for South Gippsland Water said, “Korumburra and Poowong’s storages continue to decline to levels that requires close monitoring by South Gippsland Water.  All other systems continue to decline, however, remain at satisfactory levels for this stage of the season”.

Customers are requested to ensure they are following the Permanent Water Saving Rules which are in place all year. The top three rules to remember are;

1) Water during the cool – Between 6pm and 10am.

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted.

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles”.

More information is available at the South Gippsland Water Website: Any customers who have questions or concerns regarding their water supply can contact South Gippsland Water’s friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636.

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 85 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 76 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 73 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 96 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch 83 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 89 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