Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 12 December to 18 December was Lance Creek 2mm, Ruby Creek 0mm, Deep Creek 7mm and Battery Creek 8mm.

So far for December, monthly rainfalls have been Lance Creek 43mm, Ruby Creek 41mm, Deep Creek 41mm and Battery Creek 45mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said the region’s reservoirs and creeks were looking good heading into Christmas and the holiday period.

“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 94 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 90 per cent. Our other two reserves remain at 100 per cent capacity,” he said.

“While we’re still looking good this summer, we do have an influx of visitors and holiday homeowners this time of year, which means an increased demand for water.

“We’d like to remind everyone that under Victorian Permanent Water Savings Rules, we need to water our gardens between 6pm and 10am, sweep and not hose down pathways and driveways, and install trigger nozzles on all outside hoses.”

For further information, please visit or 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 94 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 90 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