Major storage levels
|Storage||Storage Level (%)||Source data date||Previous Week’s Level (%)||2018 Level (%)|
|Geelong and district||61.2||13-Aug||52.5||59.8|
|Central Highlands Water|
|Ballarat and district||85.4||13-Aug||77.9||74.4|
|Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water|
|South Gippsland Water|
|Southern Rural Water|
* Victoria has a 50% share of inflows to Dartmouth and in Hume
** Werribee Basin storage value is the combined volume of the Melton, Merrimu and Pykes reservoirs
Rainfall in the last seven days
Rainfall in the Melbourne Region in the last seven days:
|Date||Melbourne (Olympic Park)||Upper Yarra||Thomson||Geelong|
|Rainfall (mm)||Rainfall (mm)||Rainfall (mm)||Rainfall (mm)|
Total rainfall received this month in the Melbourne Region:
|Site||Rainfall (mm) - Total month to date||August Rainfall Average (mm)||Calculation method (for average)|
|Melbourne (Olympic Park)||33.8||50.5||Mean rainfall (mm) - 30 year period 1981 -2010 from Melbourne Regional Office gauge|
|Upper Yarra||91.4||123.3||As per Melbourne Water|
|Thomson||87.8||105.7||As per Melbourne Water|
|Geelong||43.4||49.1||Mean rainfall (mm) - 28 year period 1983 - 2011 from Grovedale (Geelong Airport) gauge|
Seasonal Climate Outlook
The BoM Climate outlook for August to October 2019 was issued on 25 July 2019:
The outlook suggests a drier than average three months is likely for large parts of Australia.
August to October daytime temperatures are likely to be warmer than average virtually nationwide, with very high chances for the northern half of the country.
Nights are likely to be warmer than average for much of Australia. However, parts of the southern mainland have roughly equal chances of warmer or cooler nights.
With more cloud-free days and nights expected, there is an increased risk of frost in susceptible areas.
Climate influences include a forecast positive Indian Ocean Dipole and weakening El Niño-Southern Oscillation-neutral tropical Pacific.
The next update is expected on 15 August 2019
View the full outlook on the BOM Website.
The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Outlook was issued on 6th August 2019.
The ENSO outlook is INACTIVE. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral so the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is likely to remain the key influence on Australia’s climate for the coming months.
The IOD index rose back above the positive IOD threshold this week. Climate models forecast positive IOD conditions for the remainder of winter and spring.
Typically, a positive IOD brings below average winter–spring rainfall to southern and central Australia, and above average daytime temperatures for the southern two-thirds of Australia
View the full outlook on the BOM Website.
The next update is expected on 20th August 2019.
Seasonal determinations are made against water shares to provide allocations in declared systems. In northern Victoria, Goulburn-Murray Water makes the seasonal determinations in the relevant systems, while Southern Rural Water makes the seasonal determinations in the Thomson/Macalister and Bacchus Marsh/Werribee systems.
|Goulburn-Murray Water - 2019-20|
|Murray||26%||0%||as at 15 August 2019|
|Southern Rural Water - 2019-20|
|Bacchus Marsh/Werribee||100%||20%||as at 13 Aug 2019|
|Thomson/Macalister||80%||0%||as at 13 Aug 2019|
|Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water - 2019-20|
|Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Product||3%||as at 7 Aug 2019|
|Coliban Water- 2018-19|
|Coliban Rural System||100%||Opening announcement |
1 July 2018
Weather and Climate
For most up to date information regarding rainfall conditions, seasonal climate outlooks and other climate information, visit the Bureau of Meteorology site.
Water Register and Market Information
The Water Register is a public register of all water-related entitlements in Victoria. It has been designed and built to record water entitlements with integrity and provide crucial information for managing Victoria’s water resources.
You can obtain information about trading water in Victoria at the Victorian Water Register Site. Water products that may be traded in Victoria include water shares, allocations and take and use licences (Glossary)
Urban Water Restrictions
Water restrictions are only applicable to customers on a piped water (reticulated) supply. Urban water corporations publish water restrictions on their websites. Visit the Water in Your Region page to find your urban water corporation via the interactive map.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Restrictions also provides a summary of water restrictions.
Visit the DELWP water restrictions page for more detail on the types of restrictions.
Environmental Water Releases
To learn how water for the environment is being used across the rivers and wetlands of Victoria, visit the Victorian Environmental Water Holder website.
Victorian's Drought Preparedness and Response Framework is being used to support drought-affected communities, Visit the Drought Section of the Agriculture Victoria website for further information.
Page last updated: 16/08/19