Water storage data

Data for 19 August 2017
Last update at 4:00 PM 19 August 2017

Dam storage levels

64.0%

1160.6 billion litres today

0.2%

More than 18 August 2017

Avg. catchment rainfall

19.1 mm

Today

5.2mm

More than 18 August 2017

Flow into dams

4,519 ML

Today

501ML

More than 18 August 2017

Water use

1,024 ML

Melbourne today

-48ML

Less than 18 August 2017

Dam storage levels

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64.0% full at 19 August 2017

1,160,629 ML
Reservoir Total capacity (ML) Current volume (ML) % Full Rainfall recorded (mm)
Thomson 1,068,000 650,135
+2,369 since yesterday
60.9% 21 (verified)
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Cardinia 286,911 194,878
-215 since yesterday
67.9% N/A
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Upper Yarra 200,579 109,611
+880 since yesterday
54.6% 16.8 (verified)
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Sugarloaf 96,253 68,763
+496 since yesterday
71.4% N/A
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Silvan 40,445 34,662
+118 since yesterday
85.7% N/A
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Tarago 37,580 33,746
+120 since yesterday
89.8% N/A
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Yan Yean 30,266 26,788
+42 since yesterday
88.5% N/A
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Greenvale 26,839 24,905
+42 since yesterday
92.8% N/A
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Maroondah 22,179 13,944
+342 since yesterday
62.9% 15.6 (verified)
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O'Shannassy 3,123 3,197
+11 since yesterday
100.0% 21 (verified)
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Total 1,812,175 1,160,629
+4,205 since yesterday
64.0% 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 August Month to date (mm) August average (mm) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 21.0 3.3 118.2 102.8
Upper Yarra 16.8 3.9 141.4 119.8
Maroondah 15.6 3.3 76.0 102.8
O'Shannassy 21.0 5.1 187.0 159.5

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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

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Catchment 24 hours to 8am today (ML) Daily average for August Month to date (ML) August average (ML) Based on mean from previous 30 years
Thomson 2,429 1,046.6 20,369 32,444
Upper Yarra 1,145 717.4 11,401 22,238
Maroondah 381 336.0 5,365 10,415
O'Shannassy 564 436.1 7,129 13,518
Total 4,519 44,264 78,615

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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 Aug
Businesses & households 1,024 997

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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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