Water storage data - last year

Data for 28 March 2016
Last update at 1:00 PM 28 March 2017

Dam storage levels

62.2%

1127.6 billion litres same day last year

-0.1%

Less than 27 March 2016

Avg. catchment rainfall

0 mm

Same day last year

-0.8mm

Less than 27 March 2016

Flow into dams

178 ML

Same day last year

-78ML

Less than 27 March 2016

Water use

1,015 ML

Melbourne same day last year

-40ML

Less than 27 March 2016

Dam storage levels - Same day last year

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62.2% full at 28 March 2016

1,127,555 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 662,378
-873 since yesterday
62.0% 0 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 171,169
+271 since yesterday
59.7% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 101,061
-227 since yesterday
50.4% 0 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 64,871
-67 since yesterday
67.4% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 36,216
-31 since yesterday
89.5% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 33,541
-34 since yesterday
89.3% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 24,078
-35 since yesterday
79.6% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 25,246
+85 since yesterday
94.1% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 6,807
-111 since yesterday
30.7% 0 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 2,188
-51 since yesterday
70.1% 0 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,127,555
-1,073 since yesterday
62.2% 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 - Same day last year

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am Last Year (mm) Daily average for March Month to date (mm) March average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 0.0 2.1 87.8 64.7
Upper Yarra 0.0 1.9 86.8 58.1
Maroondah 0.0 2.0 67.8 62.5
O'Shannassy 0.0 2.2 122.8 68.4

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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 - Same day last year

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am LastYear (ML) Daily average for March Month to date (ML) March average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 73 154.3 3,962 4,782
Upper Yarra 3 76.5 287 2,371
Maroondah 73 96.9 2,307 3,005
O'Shannassy 29 103.0 1,449 3,192
Total 178 8,005 13,350

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Inflow

Total volume of water flowing from our four major catchments into reservoirs.

Water use for Melbourne - Same day last year

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Melbourne's total daily water use 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average (ML)
5 year average for Mar
Businesses & households 1,015 1,184

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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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