Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 8 January to 14 January was Lance Creek 0mm, Ruby Creek 23mm, Deep Creek 14mm and Battery Creek 23mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that our reservoirs and creeks remain at stable levels to see us through the remaining Summer months.

“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 84 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 97 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 98 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 84 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 97 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