Water storage data - last year

Data for 18 August 2016
Last update at 2:00 PM 18 August 2017

Dam storage levels

64.9%

1176.2 billion litres same day last year

0.1%

More than 17 August 2016

Avg. catchment rainfall

0 mm

Same day last year

-1.1mm

Less than 17 August 2016

Flow into dams

1,535 ML

Same day last year

-75ML

Less than 17 August 2016

Water use

1,048 ML

Melbourne same day last year

-9ML

Less than 17 August 2016

Dam storage levels - Same day last year

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64.9% full at 18 August 2016

1,176,183 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 652,634
+373 since yesterday
61.1% 0 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 183,482
+113 since yesterday
64.0% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 114,250
-203 since yesterday
57.0% 0 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 84,023
+411 since yesterday
87.3% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 33,931
+242 since yesterday
83.9% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 36,815
-7 since yesterday
98.0% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 24,878
+15 since yesterday
82.2% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 24,004
-12 since yesterday
89.4% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 19,014
+37 since yesterday
85.7% 0 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 3,152
-3 since yesterday
100.0% 0 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,176,183
+966 since yesterday
64.9% 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 - Same day last year

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am Last Year (mm) Daily average for August Month to date (mm) August average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 0.0 3.3 26.6 102.8
Upper Yarra 0.0 3.9 59.0 119.8
Maroondah 0.0 3.3 52.6 102.8
O'Shannassy 0.0 5.1 91.2 159.5

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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 August Month to date (ML) August average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 525 1,046.6 18,149 32,444
Upper Yarra 418 717.4 12,286 22,238
Maroondah 234 336.0 6,687 10,415
O'Shannassy 358 436.1 9,885 13,518
Total 1,535 47,007 78,615

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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 Aug
Businesses & households 1,048 997

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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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