Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 30 January to 5 February was Lance Creek 16mm, Ruby Creek 16mm, Deep Creek 11mm and Battery Creek 19mm.

For January, monthly rainfalls have been Lance Creek 75mm, Ruby Creek 89mm, Deep Creek 105mm and Battery Creek 108mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 83 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 76 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster and Battery Creek which services Foster are both at 95 per cent.

“While our water storages are in a good position, there is still an influx of visitors and holiday homeowners this time of year, meaning that there is an increased demand for water,” he said.

“Permanent water saving rules still apply, so 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 83 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 76 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 95 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 95 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