Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 6 February to 12 February was Lance Creek 43mm, Ruby Creek 41mm, Deep Creek 43mm and Battery Creek 36mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that while rainfall has dropped since last week, reservoirs and creeks are still ready to deal with increased demand due to hot weather forecasted later this week.

“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 75 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 94 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 91 per cent.”

Mr Du Plessis reminded all South Gippsland residents and visitors that Victorian Permanent Water Savings rules apply.

“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 75 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 94 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 91 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