Storage Update 11th April 2016

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Rainfall And Storage Update

Rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 1st April to 8th April 2016. Lance Creek 25mm, Ruby Creek 24mm, Coalition Creek 27mm, Deep Creek 13mm, Little Bass 26mm and Battery Creek 10mm.

Even with this welcome, but brief, period of rainfall, the storages for Leongatha, Poowong, Loch, Nyora and Battery Creek have dropped. Stage 2 water restrictions continue to apply to South Gippsland Water customers in Fish Creek, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora.

The Corporation will continue to closely monitor water storages and river flow over the coming weeks.

Information regarding Permanent Water Saving Rules (which apply across the region) and Stage 2 “SAVE” Water Restrictions (Fish Creek, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora) can be found at or contact South Gippsland Water on 1300 851 636 with questions or concerns regarding smarter water usage.


Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Comments
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 63 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 44 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 51 Stage 2 Restrictions (from 24/03/16)
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 62 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 35 Stage 2 Restrictions (from 24/03/16)
Battery Creek Fish Creek 47 Stage 2 Restrictions



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