1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 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 September 2009, the capacity of Victoria's water storages at full service level was 14,020 GL.

The state's water storages were at 29.2% of capacity at the end of September 2009. This was 5.6 percentage points higher than the level in August 2009, and 3.4 percentage points higher than in September 2008.

Melbourne's water storage level at the end of September 2009 was 32.6% of capacity. This was 4.2 percentage points higher than the level in August 2009 and 2.0% percentage points higher than in September 2008. Rural water storages held 29.9% of their capacity at the end of September 2009, 6.1 percentage points higher than in August 2009, and 4.3 percentage points higher than the level in September 2008.

Water storage volumes, Per cent of capacity
Graph: Water storage volumes, Per cent of capacity


View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Water storage levels, By River Basin (file size 24kB).



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