1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/03/2012  Final
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Graph Image for Water Reservoir Levels

  • At 8 March 2012, the reservoirs in the Sydney water collection area were 96.9% full, holding approximately 2,501.4 GL. At the same time in the previous year, these reservoirs were 72.2% full, holding 1,864.3 GL. Reservoir levels rose by 637.2 GL, or 34.2%, over this period.
  • At 8 March 2012, the reservoirs servicing Canberra, Darwin, Hobart and Sydney were near 100% capacity, while Perth had the lowest reservoir levels, at 24.1% 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.