Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the month of April was Lance Creek 80mm, Ruby Creek 73mm, Deep Creek 53mm and Battery Creek 98mm.

Last week, from 24 April to 30 April, rainfall recorded was Lance Creek 22mm, Ruby Creek and Deep Creek 2mm and Battery Creek 21mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that our reservoirs and creek’s levels have remained steady since last week.

“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 74 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 58 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 99 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 98 per cent,” he said.

“This week’s rain levels have kept our water storages in good position, however, we need to continue to be mindful that Victorian Permanent Water Saving rules apply. Always remember to water your 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 74 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 58 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 99 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 98 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