Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 10th-16th August 2019 was Lance Creek 73mm, Ruby Creek 73mm, Deep Creek 54mm and Battery Creek 41mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “After such heavy rainfall across the region, we are encouraged that all four of our reservoirs are now at 100% capacity.”

“The Ruby Creek reservoir usually takes longer to reach 100% than the other three as its catchment is smaller,” explained Mr du Plessis. “Last year the reservoir had reached capacity by the end of August, whereas, in 2017 it didn’t fill until the beginning of October.”

“With rain over the weekend, and more likely during the week, all reservoirs are now well prepared for when we move into warmer spring weather and the drier conditions that summer will bring.”

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.

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Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 100 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