Upper Yarra Reservoir

Upper Yarra Reservoir supplies Silvan Reservoir, which distributes water throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. The dam was completed in 1957 and is a rolled earthfill and rockfill embankment.

Rainfall figures for Upper Yarra Reservoir

Storage and rainfall data

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


Key rainfall facts (mm)

 

​Month Wettest​ Driest​ Average​
​January 184.2 (1956)​ 3.2 (1990)​ 61.8
February​ ​233.9 (1973) 0.4 (1991)​ 54.9
March​ 190.0 (1950)​ 0.8 (1951)​ 62.9
April​ 200.2 (1951)​ 16.5 (1963)​ 80.5
May​ 256.0 (1960)​ 16.4 (2001)​ 100.1
June​ 288.5 (1952)​ 23.4 (1965)​ 101.7
July​ 228.6 (1947)​ 28.8 (1994)​ 112.7
August​ 223.2 (1976)​ 24.8 (1982)​ 124.6
September​ 222.6 (1992)​ 45.8 (1981)​ 120.1
October​ 251.2 (1953)​ 19.6 (2015)​ 109.2
November​ 210.1 (1960)​ 23.6 (1982)​ 99.7
December​ 198.9 (1955)​ 4.1 (1972)​ 85.9
Total rainfall​ 1699.9 (1952)​ 683.6 (1997)​ 1114.2


Historical rainfall data (1940-2016)

Location of Upper Yarra Reservoir

Key facts

  • Catchment area:
    33,670 hectares
  • Surface area:
    750 hectares
  • Total capacity:
    200,579 megalitres
  • Dam height:
    90 metres
  • Dam length:
    610 metres

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