Water storage data

Data for 18 September 2014
Last update at 2:00 PM 18 September 2014

Dam storage levels


1453.3 billion litres today


Same as 17 September 2014

Avg. catchment rainfall

10.2 mm



More than 17 September 2014

Flow into dams

1,642 ML



More than 17 September 2014

Water use

993 ML

Melbourne today


More than 17 September 2014

Dam storage levels

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80.2% full at 18 September 2014

1,453,266 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 888,049
+589 since yesterday
83.2% 10.8 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 187,272
+210 since yesterday
65.3% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 138,580
-243 since yesterday
69.1% 9.4 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 94,122
+43 since yesterday
97.8% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 36,342
+31 since yesterday
89.9% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 37,860
+36 since yesterday
100.0% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 27,594
0 since yesterday
91.2% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 18,174
0 since yesterday
67.7% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 22,219
+60 since yesterday
100.0% 8.2 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 3,054
+36 since yesterday
97.8% 11.4 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,453,266
+762 since yesterday
80.2% N/A

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Dam storage

Dam storage levels includes all of Melbourne's water storage areas that receive water from catchments and the desalination plant. Melbourne’s water storage levels are expressed as a percentage of the combined capacity of all storage reservoirs. This is more accurate than looking at individual reservoirs because of their vast differences in storage capacity.

Volumes are measured over a 24 hour period to 8am each day and are validated at the end of each week.


Storages over the years graph 

Monthly average storage levels of Melbourne's reservoirs over the years.  
View our interactive storage graph, displaying data from 1940 - present.

Rainfall at dams

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am Today (mm) Daily average for September Month to date (mm) September average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 10.8 3.9 45.6 116.0
Upper Yarra 9.4 4.0 72.6 120.0
Maroondah 8.2 3.8 72.0 114.0
O'Shannassy 11.4 5.3 74.6 158.0

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Rainfall data is a weighted average figure provided for four major catchments only. This rainfall data has been verified - for more frequent unverified data, visit our rainfall and river level section.

Rainfall provided for the four major catchments only.

Flow into dams

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average for September Month to date (ML) September average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 706 1,199.9 10,599 35,996
Upper Yarra 354 815.9 6,218 24,477
Maroondah 277 371.0 3,869 11,130
O'Shannassy 305 479.1 5,179 14,373
Total 1,642 25,865 85,976

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Flow into dams is a total of water flowing from our four major catchments into reservoirs.

Water use for Melbourne

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Melbourne's total daily water use 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average (ML)
5 year average for Sep
Businesses & households 993 955

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Water use

Water use shows Melbourne's total usage each day and includes Western Water.  The total amount used by all Melbournians - both business and households.

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