Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, April 16th, 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

Current Status
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 or contact South Gippsland Water’s Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636 for further information.