Water Storages

Due to the recent and consistent rainfall within the region, a number of our reservoirs are at capacity.

This places our region's water supply in a strong position leading into the warmer weather, but we encourage our customers to use water efficiently and to be aware of the Permanent Water Saving Rules. These are a common sense set of rules that are applied every day of the year, to ensure everyone uses water efficiently. 

 

CHW Reservoir Water Storages, as at 05 November 2019

Ballarat System

Reservoir Total Capacity (ML) Current Volume (ML) Current Volume (% full)
Beales Reservoir 415 42 10.0 %
Cosgrave Reservoir 680 677 99.5 %
Gong Gong Reservoir 1,902 1,910 100.4 %
Kirks Reservoir 400 342 85.5 %
Lal Lal Reservoir (CHW Share)* 35,670 35,449 99.4 %
Lal Lal Reservoir (Total)* 59,549

58,758

98.7 %
Moorabool Reservoir 6,192 4,562 73.7 %
Newlyn Reservoir - - -
Pincotts Reservoir 218 195 89.3 %
White Swan Reservoir 14,107 12,356 87.6 %
Wilsons Reservoir 1,010 936 92.7 %

All Ballarat System reservoirs are actively used for urban water supply, with additional water available from groundwater sources and the Goldfields Superpipe

*Lal Lal Reservoir is shared with other downstream users, including for environmental purposes

 

Maryborough System

Reservoir Total Capacity (ML) Current Volume (ML) Current Volume (% full)
Centenary Reservoir 180 164 90.9 %
Evansford Reservoir 1,346 1,337 99.3 %
Talbot Reservoir 846 696 82.3 %
Tullaroop Reservoir (CHW Share) - 1,313  -

All Maryborough System reservoirs are actively used for urban water supply, with additional water available from groundwater sources and water trade to Tullaroop Reservoir

 

Daylesford System

Reservoir Total Capacity (ML) Current Volume (ML) Current Volume (% full)
Bullarto Reservoir 219 220 100.4 %
Hepburn Reservoir 28 28 100.3 %
Wombat Reservoir 548 547 99.9 %

All Daylesford System reservoirs are actively used for urban water supply, with additional water available from groundwater sources

 

Other Reservoir Storages

System Reservoir Total Capacity (ML) Current Volume (ML) Current Volume (% full)
Amphitheatre Amphitheatre Reservoir(1) 70.4 66 93.6 %
Avoca Lead Dam (2)  59 41 34.5 %
Avoca Sugarloaf Reservoir(2) 304 162 53.4 %
Beaufort Musical Gully Reservoir (1) 253 250 98.9 %
Beaufort Troy's Reservoir (3) 68 7 10.9 %
Blackwood Blackwood Basins (1) 37.5 39 104.4 %
Dean Dean Reservoir (2) 104 111 106.6 %
Landsborough Landsborough Reservoir (2) 136 54 40.0 %
Lexton Lexton Reservoir (2) 120 120 100.0 %
Redbank Redbank Reservoir (2) 132 3 2.0 %

(1) Reservoir is actively used for urban water supply, supplemented with groundwater sources

(2) Reservoir is no longer used for urban water supply, supply is now sourced solely from groundwater

(3) Reservoir is no longer used for urban water supply, supply is now sourced from other reservoirs

 

Note: There are no reservoir storages in the Clunes, Forest Hill, Learmonth and Waubra water supply systems. These townships are sourced solely from groundwater.

 

For further details of CHW's water supply system systems, please refer to the latest Annual Water Outlook and Urban Water Strategy.