Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 26th October – 1st November 2019 was Lance Creek 14mm, Ruby Creek 19mm, Deep Creek 25mm and Battery Creek 25mm.

Total rainfall recorded for the month of October 2019 was Lance Creek 47mm, Ruby Creek 47mm, Deep Creek 62mm and Battery Creek 78mm.

Good spring rainfall across the region over the month has seen all four reservoirs at capacity with Ruby Creek just dropping back over the past fortnight to 95%.

Even with storages in good shape, South Gippsland Water encourages customers to be wise with their water-use throughout the entire year not only during summer. Permanent Water Saving Rules which are in place across Victoria all year round. The top three rules to remember are:

1) Water between 6pm and 10am

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles

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, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 95 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