Water Storages

GMW 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.

GMW'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.

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Dartmouth Dam

Dartmouth Dam is located downstream of the confluence of the Mitta Mitta and Dart Rivers, approximately 24 km east of Mitta Mitta in North-Eastern Victoria.

Hume Dam

Hume Dam is located immediately downstream of the Murray River and Mitta Mitta River confluence, 16 kilometres east of Albury-Wodonga. The dam is 305 km from the mountain source and 2,225 km from the Murray mouth at Goolwa.

Yarrawonga Weir

Yarrawonga Weir is located on the Murray River near the towns of Yarrawonga in Victoria and Mulwala in NSW. The Weir is approximately 230 km downstream of Lake Hume and 1,992 km from the Murray mouth.

Torrumbarry Weir

Torrumbarry Weir is located on the Murray River, 35 km north-west of Echuca. Goulburn-Murray Water operates Torrumbarry Weir on behalf of River Murray Water, the internal water business of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.

Mildura Weir

Mildura Weir and Lock 11 are located on the Murray River at Mildura in north-western Victoria.

Kangaroo Lake

Kangaroo Lake is one of the largest and deepest permanent freshwater lakes supplied by the Torrumbarry Irrigation System. It lies on the western side of the Murray Valley Highway between Swan Hill and Kerang.

Ghow (Kow) Swamp

Kow Swamp is a large water storage with a circumference of 15 kilometres and a capacity of 51,730 megalitres. It is located 3km south of Leitchville and 6 kms from Gunbower and is in the Shire of Campaspe. Mount Hope overlooks Kow Swamp.

Lake Boga

Lake Boga is the most northerly of the Kerang Lakes and lies approximately 16 km south east of Swan Hill and 40 km north of Kerang. Lake Boga is on the north eastern edge of Victoria’s Mallee Region.

Lake Charm

Lake Charm is one of a group of shallow natural lakes situated between Kerang and Swan Hill.

Lake Buffalo

Lake Buffalo is located on the Buffalo River, 24 km south of Myrtleford in north-eastern Victoria.

Lake William Hovell

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

Lake Nillahcootie

Lake Nillahcootie is situated on the Broken River in north-eastern Victoria, 36km south of Benalla.

Lake Eildon

Lake Eildon is located on the Goulburn River in its upper catchment, immediately below the junction with the Delatite River.

Goulburn Weir

Goulburn Weir is located on the Goulburn River, approximately 8 km north of Nagambie.

Waranga Basin

Waranga Basin is located between the Goulburn and Campaspe River basins, approximately 8 km north-east of Rushworth.

Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock is located on the Campaspe River, near Bendigo in central Victoria.

Cairn Curran Reservoir

Cairn Curran Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, about 10 km west of Maldon.

Tullaroop Reservoir

Tullaroop Reservoir dams the Tullaroop Creek, a tributary of the Loddon River. The storage embankment is situated about 7 km south-east of Carisbrook.

Laanecoorie Reservoir

Laanecoorie Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, 40 km south-west of Bendigo.

Newlyn Reservoir

Newlyn Reservoir is located on Birch's Creek, approximately 28 km north-east of Ballarat in central-western Victoria.

Hepburns Lagoon

Hepburns Lagoon is located on Langdon's Creek, 33 km north of Ballarat in central-western Victoria.

Greens Lake

Greens Lake is an off stream storage situated approximately 7.5 kilometres north-east of the small township of Corop.


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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Electricity Generation

Five storages in the Goulburn-Murray region (including Dartmouth Dam, Hume Dame, Yarrawonga Weir, Lake William Hovell and Lake Eildon and 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.

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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.
Find out about Foreshore Occupation Licences.