Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages in the month of February was Lance Creek 67mm, Ruby Creek 51mm, Deep Creek 63mm and Battery Creek 49mm.

During the week of 20 February to 26 February, rainfall was Lance Creek 5mm, Ruby Creek 7mm, Deep Creek 5mm and Battery Creek 5mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that while rainfall has dropped over the last weeks, reservoirs and creeks are still at good levels.

“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 70 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 91 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 86 per cent,” he said.

“Despite less rain this week, our water storages are still in good position, however, we need to be mindful that Victorian Permanent Water Saving rules apply, 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 70 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 91 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 86 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