Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 27th July – 2 August 2019 was Lance Creek 8mm, Ruby Creek 4mm, Deep Creek 3mm and Battery Creek 10mm.

Total rainfall recorded for the month of July 2019 was Lance Creek 125mm, Ruby Creek 94mm, Deep Creek 133mm and Battery Creek 126mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “The impact of rainfall received during July is encouraging; all four reservoirs are at levels we would expect for this time of year.”

“During this last month of winter, water levels may fluctuate slightly but, overall, we expect storages to remain steady as we head into spring.”

Even with storages in good shape, and even though it is still winter, South Gippsland Water encourages customers to be wise with their water-use throughout the entire year not only during summer.

“In winter, it may seem odd to consider putting water saving measures in place, but South Gippsland Water encourages all customers to be conscious of their water-use at home and in the garden and, before the warmer weather arrives, take the opportunity put some water saving measures in place.”

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Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora 95 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 80 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 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

River flow- extraction is ON