Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 11 December to 17 December was Lance Creek 1mm, Ruby Creek 0mm, Deep Creek 1mm and Battery Creek 8mm.

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 over the Christmas period and the warmer months ahead of us.

“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 90 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 95 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 100 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 100 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 90 Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 95 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 100 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