Storage & rainfall update

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 4th February – 10th February 2017. Lance Creek 33mm, Ruby Creek 52mm, Coalition Creek 64mm, Deep Creek 52mm, Little Bass 51mm and Battery Creek 40mm.

Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director, South Gippsland Water said, “The weather conditions over the past week have seen both extreme heat and wet weather experienced across the region. Despite considerable rainfall most storages have continued to drop. Rainfall received has done more to dampen demand than to replenish storages”.

Pumping from the Tarwin River to supplement Korumburra’s water supply system continues, with water being transferred and stored in Korumburra’s reservoirs. South Gippsland Water will monitor storages across the region and ensure treatment processes are in place to deal with varying water quality experienced at this time of year.

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 81 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 73 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 73 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch 78 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 84 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