Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 2 January to 8 January was Lance Creek 59mm, Ruby Creek 41mm, Deep Creek 72mm and Battery Creek 63mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said the region’s reservoirs and creeks still looked good, but with hot weather today and more forecast for January, meant we had to double our water saving efforts.

“We want to remind all South Gippsland residents and visitors that permanent water savings rules apply in Victoria. We all need to remember to water our gardens between 6pm and 10am, sweep and not hose down pathways and driveways, and install trigger nozzles on all outside hoses,” he said.

“Currently Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 93 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 83 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 97 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 99 per cent.”

“This means we’re in a reasonable position at the start of 2021, but I’d encourage everyone to help us conserve water this summer by making sure we all stick to the water savings rules.”

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 93 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 83 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 72 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 99 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