The total volume of water held in Victoria's major storages decreased by 4.8% during March, ending the month at 41.8% of capacity. Decreases were recorded in 59 monitored storages. The largest decreases were at the Maroondah Reservoir (in the Melbourne System) where storage levels fell by 23.6% and William Hovell storage (in the Ovens System) where storage levels fell by 19.3%.  

Victoria’s regional storage levels decreased by 5.1% to 39.8% of capacity during March. Melbourne’s storage levels decreased by 2.9% to 53.6% of capacity. Victoria’s major storages were 18.4% lower than they were in March 2018.

Victoria's storage levels in March 2019

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.

Storage Volumes March 2019

Reservoir

Full Capacity

Current Volume

Percentage Full

Change over month

Ballarat System

Gong Gong

1,902

628

33.0%

-0.9%

Lal Lal (share)

35,670

24,795

69.5%

-3.1%

Moorabool

6,192

1,768

28.6%

-1.5%

White Swan

14,107

8,447

59.9%

-5.3%

Wilsons

1,010

64

6.3%

-1.8%

Total

58,881

35,702

60.6%

-3.4%

Bendigo System

Eppalock (share)

54,837

39,222

71.5%

-5.5%

Lauriston

19,790

13,979

70.6%

-4.9%

Malmsbury

12,034

1,634

13.6%

1.9%

Sandhurst

2,590

1,887

72.9%

-13.4%

Upper Coliban

37,770

27,983

74.1%

-6.0%

Total

127,021

84,705

66.7%

-5.0%

Broken System

Nillahcootie

40,400

12,614

31.2%

-7.0%

Total

40,400

12,614

31.2%

-7.0%

Campaspe System

Eppalock (G-MW share)

249,814

82,502

33.0%

-2.0%

Total

249,814

82,502

33.0%

-2.0%

Geelong System

Bostock

7,455

859

11.5%

-0.5%

Korweinguboora

2,327

16

0.7%

0.0%

Lal Lal (share)

16,793

11,239

66.9%

-6.8%

Stony Creek

9,494

4,885

51.5%

-2.5%

West Barwon

21,504

6,520

30.3%

-1.4%

Wurdee Boluc

38,056

12,349

32.4%

-8.4%

Total

95,629

35,868

37.5%

-5.1%

Glenelg/Wimmera System

Bellfield

78,560

54,453

69.3%

-6.3%

Fyans

18,460

13,100

71.0%

8.9%

Lonsdale

53,300

5,572

10.5%

-3.7%

Moora Moora

6,300

2,020

32.1%

-7.3%

Rocklands

296,000

89,322

30.2%

-3.0%

Taylors

27,060

13,570

50.1%

-8.0%

Toolondo

50,530

13,861

27.4%

-2.4%

Wartook

29,300

10,445

35.6%

-6.7%

Total

559,510

202,343

36.2%

-3.6%

Goulburn System

Eildon

3,334,158

1,309,783

39.3%

-5.1%

Goulburn Weir

25,500

25,291

99.2%

2.0%

Greens

32,500

14,797

45.5%

-3.6%

Waranga

432,360

169,685

39.2%

-5.5%

Total

3,824,518

1,519,556

39.7%

-5.1%

Latrobe System

Blue Rock

198,280

157,737

79.6%

-4.8%

Moondarra

29,853

23,435

78.5%

-8.0%

Narracan

7,230

4,773

66.0%

-4.6%

Total

235,363

185,944

79.0%

-5.2%

Loddon System

Cairn Curran

147,130

50,085

34.0%

-3.0%

Hepburn

2,457

661

26.9%

-10.6%

Laanecoorie

8,000

2,980

37.3%

-0.2%

Newlyn

3,012

1,106

36.7%

-10.0%

Tullaroop

72,950

29,465

40.4%

-2.7%

Total

233,549

84,297

36.1%

-3.0%

Maribyrnong System

Rosslynne

25,400

4,454

17.5%

-2.8%

Total

25,400

4,454

17.5%

-2.8%

Melbourne System

Cardinia

286,911

167,251

58.3%

-1.3%

Greenvale

26,839

22,029

82.1%

-1.1%

Maroondah

22,179

9,242

41.7%

-23.6%

O'Shannassy

3,123

309

9.9%

-3.4%

Silvan

40,445

35,801

88.5%

0.3%

Sugarloaf

96,253

38,508

40.0%

-6.3%

Tarago

37,580

24,387

64.9%

-6.0%

Thomson

1,068,000

526,858

49.3%

-3.8%

Upper Yarra

200,579

125,144

62.4%

3.2%

Yan Yean

30,266

22,239

73.5%

-1.8%

Total

1,812,175

971,768

53.6%

-2.9%

Murray System (Victorian)

Kangaroo Lake

39,200

37,823

96.5%

-1.4%

Kow Swamp

51,710

46,952

90.8%

0.7%

Lake Boga

37,000

28,784

77.8%

-8.8%

Lake Charm

22,000

18,983

86.3%

-4.7%

Dartmouth (Vic share)

1,928,116

1,484,000

77.0%

-1.9%

Hume (Vic share)

1,502,579

224,000

14.9%

-12.5%

Victoria (Vic share)

338,500

70,000

20.7%

-10.9%

Menindee Lakes (Vic share)

999,500

0

0.0%

0.0%

Total

4,918,605

1,910,542

38.8%

-5.4%

Ovens System

Buffalo

23,504

12,427

52.9%

-14.1%

William Hovell

13,690

7,158

52.3%

-19.3%

Total

37,030

19,585

52.9%

-16.1%

South Gippsland System

Candowie

4,463

1,922

43.1%

-6.2%

Lance Creek

4,200

3,377

80.4%

-2.0%

Leongatha storages

1,910

1,034

54.1%

-7.0%

Total

10,573

6,333

59.9%

-4.6%

Thomson/Macalister System

Thomson (SRWs share)

45,000

36,446

81.0%

-0.8%

Glenmaggie

177,640

34,013

19.1%

-10.6%

Total

222,640

70,459

31.6%

-8.6%

Werribee System

Melton

14,360

1,134

7.9%

-7.5%

Pykes

22,119

13,675

61.8%

-3.3%

Merrimu

32,516

8,970

27.6%

-2.3%

Total

68,995

23,778

34.5%

-3.7%

Melbourne Storages Total

1,812,175

971,768

53.6%

-2.9%

Regional Storages Total*

10,662,928

4,242,236

39.8%

-5.1%

Total Storages

12,475,103

5,214,004

41.8%

-4.8%

*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 storage levels for the last ten years

Regional storage levels for the last ten years