Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 13 February to 19 February was Lance Creek 2mm, Ruby Creek 1mm, Deep Creek 4mm and Battery Creek 3mm.

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 during the remaining summer months.

“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 82 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 71 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 93 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 90 per cent.”

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

“Despite less rain this week, our water storages are still in good position, however, 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 82 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 71 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 93 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 90 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