Water Storages

G-MW Storages Storage Levels Recreation and Tourism Jetties Electricity Generation

G-MW Storages

Goulburn-Murray water is responsible for all Victorian storages in its region and for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) storages managed by Victoria. Maintaining the integrity of a dam requires operation and maintenance activities, safety surveillance, dam safety evaluations and rehabilitation works.

G-MW's storages are listed below. Click on a storage name for further information including storage levels, background, history, technical information, and recreation and tourism guidelines.

Murray Storages

Dartmouth Dam
Hume Dam
Yarrawonga Weir
Torrumbarry Weir

Mildura Weir
Kangaroo Lake
Kow Swamp
Lake Boga
Lake Charm  

Ovens Storages

Lake Buffalo
Lake William Hovell

Broken Storages

Lake Nillahcootie

Goulburn Storages

Lake Eildon
Goulburn Weir
Waranga Basin
Greens Lake

Campaspe Storages

Lake Eppalock

Loddon Storages

Cairn Curran Reservoir
Tullaroop Reservoir
Laanecoorie Reservoir

Bullarook Creek Storages

Newlyn Reservoir
Hepburns Lagoon

Dams - How They Workdams animation tool banner

Ever wondered how a dam works? How is the water released and where does it go?

Our 3D animation is designed to show you what a dam looks like, the infrastructure that makes it work and some of the challenges in managing massive volumes of water. It allows you to go through different areas of the dam and comes with a slider that demonstrates the effect of changes in water levels.


plan_cover_imageG-MW is developing Land and On-Water Management Plans for water storages across northern Victoria. The Plans will focus on what people value, use and enjoy at storages and develop a series of recommendations and guidelines for implementation.
For more information on the Plans, or to register your interest in being involved click here and sign up to E-Storage Update.


Storage Levels

Daily updates to water storage levels are available on this website, as well as graphs of historical storage traces.

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Recreation and Tourism

Recreation and tourism information for each storage is available on the storage information pages, and we offer an overview of the recreational facilities available across all storages.

Jetties, moorings and boat ramps

Goulburn-Murray Water has joined forces with NSW Maritime, local councils and water recreation groups to develop guidelines to make our waterways a safe and great place to live and visit. Click here to read more.

Electricity Generation

Six storages in the Goulburn-Murray region (including Dartmouth Dam, Hume Dame, Yarrawonga Weir, Lake William Hovell, Lake Eildon and Cairn Curran Reservoir) have the ability to generate hydro electricity.  When the storage volume and the release rate are high enough, water flows through a turbine to generate electricity.

For more information please visit AGL Hydro.