Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 16 January to 22 January was Lance Creek 3mm, Ruby Creek 25mm, Deep Creek 19mm and Battery Creek 26mm.

So far for January, monthly rainfalls have been Lance Creek 68mm, Ruby Creek 66mm, Deep Creek 96mm and Battery Creek 89mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said while the region’s reservoirs and creeks had received some January rain, it was important everyone continued to follow Victoria’s Permanent Water Savings Rules, to keep our water storages healthy over the entire summer.

“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 86 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 78 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster and Battery Creek which services Foster are both at 96 per cent,” he said.

“While our water storages are reasonable, we do have an influx of visitors and holiday homeowners this time of year, which means an increased demand for water.”

“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.”

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 86 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 78 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 96 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 96 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