1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Jun 2009  
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WATER RESOURCES

In April 2009, Lake Mokoan was removed as a water storage due to decommissioning, reducing the total capacity of Victoria's water storages at full service level by 365 GL. The Tarago Reservoir was added to the Melbourne supply system in June 2009, adding 38 GL to full capacity. At the end of June 2009, the capacity of Victoria's water storages at full service level was 14,020 GL.

The state's water storages were at 16.0% of capacity at the end of June 2009. This was 1.2 percentage points higher than the level in May 2009, and 0.7 percentage points lower than in June 2008.

Melbourne's water storage level at the end of June 2009 was 26.0% of capacity. This was 0.3 percentage points lower than the level in May 2009 and 3.5 percentage points lower than in June 2008. Rural water storages held 15.6% of their capacity at the end of June 2009, 1.2 percentage points higher than in May 2009, and 0.8 percentage points lower than the level in June 2008.

WATER STORAGE VOLUMES, Percent of Capacity
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Water Storage Levels, By River Basin, Victoria (file size 26kB).

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