Sugarloaf Reservoir

​Sugarloaf Reservoir supplies the northern, western and central suburbs of Melbourne. The dam was completed in 1981 and is a rolled rockfill embankment with upstream concrete face.

Sugarloaf reservoir aerial photograph

Rainfall figures for Sugarloaf Reservoir

Storage and rainfall data

Use our interactive web application to view current storage levels and catchment rainfall for Sugarloaf Reservoir:

Key rainfall facts (mm)

​Month Wettest​ ​Driest ​Average
January​ 113.4 (1995)​ 1.8 (2009)​ 49.8
February​ 171.2 (2011)​ 0.0 (1991)​ 51.7
March​ 116.2 (1989)​ 14.4 (2005)​ 45.4
April​ 133.6 (1985)​ 16.4 (2007)​ 59.5
May​ 127.6 (1987)​ 18.2 (2005)​ 61.7
June​ 131.8 (1991)​ 20.4 (2006)​ 69.3
July​ 101.8 (1986)​ 16.0 (2001)​ 62.2
August​ 106.8 (1990)​ ​25.0 (2007) 66.0
September​ ​163.0 (1992) ​25.0 (2008) 74.8
October​ ​153.0 (2010) ​12.8 (2006) 72.7
November​ ​181.6 (2004) ​12.8 (1982) 73.7
December​ ​195.0 (1985) ​14.4 (1994) 66.6
Total rainfall​ 1056.4 (2011)​ 519.6 (1997)​ 753.5
 

Historical rainfall data (1982-2016)



Location of Sugarloaf Reservoir

Key facts

  • Catchment area:
    915 hectares (off stream storage)
  • Surface area:
    440 hectares
  • Total capacity:
    96,253 megalitres
  • Dam height:
    89 metres
  • Dam length:
    1,050 metres (main bank only, saddle dams are are an extra 690 metres)

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