1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2011   
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Graph Image for Water Reservoir Levels

  • At 8 December 2011, the reservoirs in the Sydney water collection area were 79.8% full, holding approximately 2,061.1 GL. At the same time in the previous year, these reservoirs were 63.4% full, holding 1,636.5 GL. Reservoir levels rose by 424.6 GL, or 25.9%, over this period.
  • At 8 December 2011, the reservoirs servicing Hobart and Canberra were both near 100% capacity while Perth had the lowest reservoir levels, at 28.5% full.

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Where does reservoir level information come from?

Information on reservoir levels is collected, standardised and disseminated by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). This information includes the total volume of accessible water stored in public water storage facilities (e.g. dams) with a capacity over one gigalitre (GL) as well as the total capacity of water storage facilities in the region (% full).

For more details, including daily updates of reservoir data, go to the BOM website linked above.