Lake William Hovell

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 25/04/2017
99.7%
99.1%
90.7%
78.0%
73.3%
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Current Volume 10032
% of Capacity 73.28
Capacity (ML) 13690

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing BBQ Toilets

Facts & Figures

Name Lake William Hovell
Stream King River
Year of Completion 1973
Construction Earth and Rockfill
Full Supply Level 408.12 m AHD
Capacity 13,690 ML
Area Submerged 113 ha
Main Embankment Length 357 m
Main Embankment Height 35 m
Hydro-electric Generation 1.6 MW

News and Announcements  

Land and On-Water Management Plans

Lake William Hovell Land and On-Water Management Plan The Lake William Hovell Land and On-Water Management Plan is now available at our Land & On-Water Management page.

The objectives of the draft plan focus on what people value, use and enjoy at the storage. 
 
Thank you for your feedback in the development of the plan.

About Lake William Hovell  

Lake William HovellLocation

Lake William Hovell is located on the King River 18km south of Cheshunt in north-eastern Victoria.

History

Lake William Hovell takes its name from Australian explorer William Hovell, who trekked through the region in 1824.

Construction of the reservoir was completed in 1973.

Operations

Lake William Hovell supplies water for irrigated crops, vineyards and grazing properties along the King River from Cheshunt to Wangaratta.

The ‘flip bucket' spillway is a special feature of the storage. When the storage has filled and during floods, overflow water is directed into the King River as a spectacular spray. The "flip bucket" spillway chute terminates part of the way down the slope of the storage embankment and the water leaps from it into the river. The bottom lip of the chute is curved upwards so that large flows can be thrown well clear of the chute to reduce the risk of erosion damage erosion.

 

Recreation and Tourism at Lake William Hovell

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Fishing Fishing
BBQ BBQ
Toilets Toilets
Please observe all signs and directions around our storages for information on recreational activities. Refer to the Land and On-Water Management Plan (if provided above) for detailed information on the facilities available.

Further Information

Set in mountain bushland on the King River , Lake William Hovell provides fishing, boating and picnic facilities in tranquil scenery. 

Boating is restricted to a maximum speed of 5 Knots.

Click to enlarge the boating map below.

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Lake William Hovell Recreation Guide and Map  

Lake William Hovell Recreation Guide          Lake William Hovell Map