Water storage data

Data for 22 January 2017
Last update at 3:00 PM 22 January 2017

Dam storage levels

70.1%

1269.5 billion litres today

-0.1%

Less than 21 January 2017

Avg. catchment rainfall

0 mm

Today

-3.4mm

Less than 21 January 2017

Flow into dams

538 ML

Today

-197ML

Less than 21 January 2017

Water use

1,151 ML

Melbourne today

98ML

More than 21 January 2017

Dam storage levels

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70.1% full at 22 January 2017

1,269,476 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 738,055
-53 since yesterday
69.1% 0 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 177,911
-323 since yesterday
62.0% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 117,386
-468 since yesterday
58.5% 0 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 89,537
-127 since yesterday
93.0% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 35,374
+217 since yesterday
87.5% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 36,553
-90 since yesterday
97.3% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 27,162
-16 since yesterday
89.7% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 25,570
0 since yesterday
95.3% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 19,201
-167 since yesterday
86.6% 0 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 2,727
-36 since yesterday
87.3% 0 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,269,476
-1,063 since yesterday
70.1% 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

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am Today (mm) Daily average for January Month to date (mm) January average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 0.0 1.9 19.6 59.0
Upper Yarra 0.0 2.0 34.2 61.0
Maroondah 0.0 2.0 29.4 63.0
O'Shannassy 0.0 2.1 57.0 66.0

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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

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average for January Month to date (ML) January average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 146 243.1 2,858 7,536
Upper Yarra 231 145.4 3,302 4,508
Maroondah 41 140.5 2,618 4,354
O'Shannassy 120 155.9 2,890 4,833
Total 538 11,668 21,231

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Inflow

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

Water use for Melbourne

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Melbourne's total daily water use 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average (ML)
5 year average for Jan
Businesses & households 1,151 1,241

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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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