Water storage data

Data for 1 May 2016
Last update at 3:00 PM 01 May 2016

Dam storage levels

59.9%

1084.9 billion litres today

0%

Same as 30 April 2016

Avg. catchment rainfall

10 mm

Today

3.5mm

More than 30 April 2016

Flow into dams

461 ML

Today

-2ML

Less than 30 April 2016

Water use

1,095 ML

Melbourne today

100ML

More than 30 April 2016

Dam storage levels

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59.9% full at 1 May 2016

1,084,914 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 625,551
-751 since yesterday
58.6% 7.8 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 172,155
+145 since yesterday
60.0% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 102,205
-175 since yesterday
51.0% 11.8 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 58,091
-93 since yesterday
60.4% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 35,714
+31 since yesterday
88.3% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 32,771
+51 since yesterday
87.2% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 23,813
0 since yesterday
78.7% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 24,317
-43 since yesterday
90.6% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 8,223
+66 since yesterday
37.1% 11.4 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 2,074
+59 since yesterday
66.4% 13 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,084,914
-710 since yesterday
59.9% N/A

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Dam storage level

Melbourne's total dam storage level is a percentage of the combined capacity of all storage reservoirs. We include all of Melbourne's water storage areas that receive water from catchments and the desalination plant. 

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

Storages

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 May Month to date (mm) May average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 7.8 2.4 7.8 74.0
Upper Yarra 11.8 2.7 11.8 83.0
Maroondah 11.4 2.6 11.4 82.0
O'Shannassy 13.0 3.3 13.0 103.0

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Rainfall

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.

Flow into dams

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average for May Month to date (ML) May average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 307 280.4 307 8,691
Upper Yarra 5 132.9 5 4,119
Maroondah 79 137.5 79 4,262
O'Shannassy 70 143.8 70 4,458
Total 461 461 21,530

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Inflow

Total volume 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 May
Businesses & households 1,095 993

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Water use

Melbourne's total water usage each day, includes business and household usage. Total also includes Western Water.

 

 

 

 

 

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