Silvan Reservoir is the heart of the water transfer system, supplying water to most parts of Melbourne’s metropolitan area.
Introducing Silvan Reservoir
Silvan's dam was completed in 1932. It is an earthfill embankment with reinforced concrete core wall.
Silvan receives 'inflows' from the Thomson, Upper Yarra and O’Shannassy reservoirs and other small tributaries to the Yarra River.
Cardinia and Greenvale reservoirs are supplied by the Silvan system.
These sources are supplied to Melbourne’s water retailers unfiltered because of the high quality of water drawn from the protected catchments and large storages.
For more information about Silvan's location, check out this Google Map.
Aerial shots of Silvan Reservoir
Silvan Water Treatment Plant
Silvan Water Treatment Plant is operated and maintained safely by Melbourne Water under a Major Hazard Facility licence from WorkSafe Victoria, where water is disinfected to destroy residual micro-organisms.
Water storage and rainfall figures for Silvan Reservoir
View current water storage levels and catchment rainfall data for Silvan Reservoir on our most visited page, Water Storage and Use.
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Key rainfall facts (mm)
Here are the wettest, driest and average stats per month, for Silvan:
|January||221.2 (1963)||3.8 (1990)||63.4|
|February||258.8 (1939)||0.0 (1956)||66.1|
|March||244.3 (1931)||2.3 (1951)||66.8|
|April||330.2 (1935)||0.0 (1923)||99.1|
|May||327.7 (1944)||8.4 (1934)||115.2|
|June||259.8 (1952)||21.1 (1972)||108.8|
|July||299.5 (1952)||32.0 (2001)||115.3|
|August||302.5 (1939)||30.8 (1982)||122.8|
|September||302.5 (1957)||31.5 (1961)||115.4|
|October||277.6 (1934)||24.1 (1938)||117.3|
|November||223.8 (1954)||10.7 (1927||101.4|
|December||318.8 (1934)||4.6 (1972)||90.5|
|Total rainfall||1786.9 (1952)||724.3 (1997)||1182.0|
Historical rainfall data (1921-2016)
Looking for historical data? Check out rainfall at Silvan Reservoir - at this stage available till 2016.