The total volume of water held in Victoria's major storages decreased by 4.2 percentage points during December, ending the month at 44.8% of capacity. Decreases were recorded in 52 monitored storages and increases were recorded at 15 storages. The largest increase was recorded at the Silvan Reservoir where storage levels rose by 5 percentage points. For the second month in a row, Wilsons reservoir recorded the largest decrease from the previous month, of 50.9 percentage points. Wilsons Reservoir is a relatively small storage, with a capacity of 1,010 ML and historical data shows volume changes of these proportions are typical for this storage.

Victoria’s regional storage levels fell by 4.8 percentage points to 41.7% of capacity during December and Melbourne’s storage levels decreased by 0.8 percentage points to 63% of capacity. Victoria’s major storages were 11.8 percentage points lower than they were in December 2018.

December 2019 storage levels

The following table shows storage levels at the end of the current reporting month. For more recent information click here or visit your local water corporation.

Reservoir

Full Capacity

Current Volume

Percentage Full

Change over month

Ballarat System

Gong Gong

1,902

1,521

80.0%

-14.6%

Lal Lal (share)

35,670

34,102

95.6%

-2.9%

Moorabool

6,192

4,341

70.1%

-3.6%

White Swan

14,107

12,321

87.3%

0.4%

Wilsons

1,010

92

9.1%

-50.9%

Total

58,881

52,377

89.0%

-3.4%

Bendigo System

Eppalock (share)

54,837

30,124

54.9%

-10.0%

Lauriston

19,790

17,961

90.8%

-4.0%

Malmsbury

12,034

4,807

39.9%

-24.3%

Sandhurst

2,590

1,487

57.4%

-22.5%

Upper Coliban

37,770

34,323

90.9%

-1.6%

Total

127,021

88,702

69.8%

-8.2%

Broken System

Nillahcootie

40,400

13,574

33.6%

-5.4%

Total

40,400

13,574

33.6%

-5.4%

Campaspe System

Eppalock (G-MW share)

249,814

63,099

25.3%

0.2%

Total

249,814

63,099

25.3%

0.2%

Geelong System

Bostock

7,455

4,965

66.6%

-10.2%

Korweinguboora

2,327

1,267

54.4%

-4.2%

Lal Lal (share)

16,793

15,987

95.2%

-3.9%

Stony Creek

9,494

7,001

73.7%

3.6%

West Barwon

21,504

8,755

40.7%

0.7%

Wurdee Boluc

38,056

24,745

65.0%

-8.0%

Total

95,629

62,720

65.6%

-4.2%

Glenelg/Wimmera System

Bellfield

78,560

55,160

70.2%

-2.7%

Fyans

18,460

13,630

73.8%

-7.0%

Lonsdale

53,300

12,400

23.3%

-8.3%

Moora Moora

6,300

2,790

44.3%

-18.1%

Rocklands

296,000

83,970

28.4%

-2.8%

Taylors

27,060

18,810

69.5%

-4.9%

Toolondo

50,530

10,910

21.6%

-3.1%

Wartook

29,300

14,500

49.5%

-7.7%

Total

559,510

212,170

37.9%

-4.0%

Goulburn System

Eildon

3,334,158

1,430,354

42.9%

-3.0%

Goulburn Weir

25,500

25,398

99.6%

3.0%

Greens

32,500

12,545

38.6%

-3.6%

Waranga

432,360

256,389

59.3%

-3.9%

Total

3,824,518

1,724,686

45.1%

-3.1%

Latrobe System

Blue Rock

198,280

198,027

99.9%

0.8%

Moondarra

29,853

29,196

97.8%

-2.2%

Narracan

7,230

4,583

63.4%

-24.3%

Total

235,363

231,806

98.5%

-0.3%

Loddon System

Cairn Curran

147,130

66,944

45.5%

-3.1%

Hepburn

2,457

2,170

88.3%

-8.1%

Laanecoorie

8,000

3,184

39.8%

0.7%

Newlyn

3,012

2,741

91.0%

-8.1%

Tullaroop

72,950

53,764

73.7%

-3.4%

Total

233,549

128,803

55.2%

-3.2%

Maribyrnong System

Rosslynne

25,400

6,149

24.2%

-2.1%

Total

25,400

6,149

24.2%

-2.1%

Melbourne System

Cardinia

286,911

236,385

82.4%

-1.2%

GSeenvale

26,839

21,748

81.0%

0.6%

Maroondah

22,179

20,182

91.0%

-8.1%

O'Shannassy

3,123

240

7.7%

1.2%

Silvan

40,445

35,421

87.6%

5.0%

Sugarloaf

96,253

93,209

96.8%

-2.1%

Tarago

37,580

24,372

64.9%

0.6%

Thomson

1,068,000

599,522

56.1%

-1.0%

Upper Yarra

200,579

89,241

44.5%

0.5%

Yan Yean

30,266

21,023

69.5%

-2.1%

Total

1,812,175

1,141,343

63.0%

-0.9%

Murray System (Victorian)

Kangaroo Lake

39,710

36,414

91.7%

-1.4%

Kow Swamp

51,640

44,978

87.1%

0.0%

Lake Boga

37,794

31,067

82.2%

-1.1%

Lake Charm

21,970

19,971

90.9%

1.4%

Dartmouth (Vic share)

1,928,116

1,028,000

53.3%

-4.9%

Hume (Vic share)

1,502,579

354,000

23.6%

-10.2%

Victoria (Vic share)

338,500

154,000

45.5%

-18.3%

Menindee Lakes (Vic share)

999,500

0

0.0%

0.0%

Total

4,919,809

1,668,430

33.9%

-6.3%

Ovens System

Buffalo

23,504

21,788

92.7%

-7.3%

William Hovell

13,690

12,567

91.8%

-8.2%

Total

37,194

34,356

92.4%

-7.6%

South Gippsland System

Candowie

4,463

3,806

85.3%

-7.7%

Lance Creek

4,200

3,877

92.3%

-2.5%

Leongatha storages

1,910

1,742

91.2%

-6.4%

Total

10,573

9,425

89.1%

-5.4%

Thomson/Macalister System

Thomson (SRWs share)

45,000

38,310

85.1%

-0.9%

Glenmaggie

177,640

104,884

59.0%

-17.3%

Total

222,640

143,194

64.3%

-14.0%

Werribee System

Melton

14,360

11,176

77.8%

-15.7%

Pykes

22,119

20,252

91.6%

-5.4%

Merrimu

32,516

12,132

37.3%

-1.8%

Total

68,995

43,559

63.1%

-5.9%

Melbourne Storages Total

1,812,175

1,141,343

63.0%

-0.9%

Regional Storages Total*

10,664,296

4,444,741

41.7%

-4.8%

Total Storages

12,476,471

5,586,084

44.8%

-4.2%

*Regional Storages Total excludes Southern Rural Water’s share of Thomson reservoir as this is accounted for in the Melbourne System

Total Volume of water for each month, compared with past years, for storages operated by Melbourne Water and the Regional Water Corporations.

Melbourne Water storage levels over time

Regional Victoria water storages over time