Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 8th – 14th June 2019 was Lance Creek 21mm, Ruby Creek 22mm, Deep Creek 27mm and Battery Creek 29mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “The first two weeks of winter brought good rainfall to each of the catchments that feed our reservoirs, in fact very similar to falls this time last year.”

“Three of our reservoirs remain steady at 82-86%, however we are still keeping a close eye on the Ruby Creek system (supplying Leongatha and surrounds) which increased to 54% capacity over the past week.”

Significantly, this time last year the Coalition Creek system (supplying Korumburra and surrounds) was on Stage 3 water restrictions and Little Bass reservoir (supplying Poowong, Loch and Nyora) was sitting at 69% capacity.

“These townships now have a secure water supply thanks to the commissioning of the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline in November last year. This was a great achievement by all involved and has given the area a much more reliable system for customers, community and business to depend upon,” said Mr du Plessis.

All customers are encouraged to be mindful of how the use and conserve water, for handy hints please visit the Smart Water Advice section of South Gippsland Water’s website

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora 83 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 54 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 86 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 82 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

River flow- extraction is ON