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Gippsland’s water levels receive boost – but we still need to conserve

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Gippsland’s water levels receive boost – but we still need to conserve

Heavy rainfall at the weekend has filled Gippsland Water’s Moondarra reservoir to the brim, and brought its share of Blue Rock reservoir almost to capacity.

Moondarra received an influx of almost 1600 megalitres over the weekend, filling it to capacity and sending excess water down Tyers River on to Latrobe River.

Meanwhile, Gippsland Water’s share of water at Blue Rock is expected to reach 100 per cent of capacity by early next week.

Gippsland Water managing director Sarah Cumming said the Latrobe system’s water supply was in a great position heading into the warmer seasons.

“While this is great news for our customers in and around the Latrobe Valley, we are conscious that customers to the north-east within our area are still experiencing dry conditions,” Ms Cumming said.

“This means that it’s important for all customers to continue to treat water as the precious resource that it is, and observe Victoria’s permanent water saving rules.

You can keep track of the levels at Gippsland Water’s major water storages and learn more about Victoria’s permanent water saving rules at

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