Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 31st October – 6th November 2020 was Lance Creek 4mm, Ruby Creek 6mm, Deep Creek 2mm and Battery Creek 3mm.

Total rainfall recorded for the month of October 2020 was Lance Creek 154mm, Ruby Creek 119mm, Deep Creek 162mm and Battery Creek 148mm.

South Gippsland Water Managing Director Philippe du Plessis said good spring rainfall across the region over the month has seen three reservoirs at capacity. Ruby Creek, which services the Leongatha area, is at 99 per cent.

“Storages are in a good position as we head into the summer months,” Mr du Plessis said.

“The current influence of La Niña on climate variability means we’re also expecting December 2020 to February 2021 rainfall to be above average this summer. However, being responsible with our water use is a habit we should maintain regardless, it places less stress on our natural environment and results in lower water bills for customers.”

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 99 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