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Storage Levels - November 2006

Volumes in the major storages throughout the State reduced by 3.5% in November 2006 (compared with an increase of 0.1 % in November 2005).

At the end of the month, Victoria’s share of the volume in major storages throughout the State was at 24.2% of capacity, compared with 57.5% at the same time last year. 

Melbourne Water's storages reduced by 1.9% in November 2006, to finish the month at 41.5% of capacity (18.3% lower than at the same time last year). Rural Water Authority storages reduced by 3.1%, to finish the month at 21% of capacity (36% lower than at the same time last year). 

All basins experienced a reduction in volumes in storage (ranging between a 0.3 – 9.1% reduction) during the month. 

Storages in the Glenelg-Wimmera Basin are at 5.3% of capacity compared with 9% at the same time last year. At the end of the month Lake Eildon was at 15% of capacity compared with 48.3% at the same time last year, and Rosslynne Reservoir was at 5.7% of capacity compared with 14.8% at the same time last year.

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