Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 25th August – 31st August 2018 was Lance Creek 12mm, Ruby Creek 5mm, Coalition Creek 5mm, Deep Creek 5mm, Little Bass 12mm and Battery Creek 4mm.

Total rainfall for the month of August 2018 was Lance Creek 122mm, Ruby Creek 113mm, Coalition Creek 100mm, Deep Creek 87mm, Little Bass 87mm and Battery Creek 155mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said “August rainfall saw all systems fully recovered, or well on their way to full recovery this winter, with only Ruby Creek not yet at full capacity at 95%. As we enter spring, storages are at satisfactory levels, however the Corporation is mindful of forecasts for drier than average summer conditions. As such, it is good to know that the Lance Creek Water Connection is nearing completion and Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora will have greater levels of water security into the future”.

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 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 95 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 100 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