Water Storages

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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.

Murray Storages
Dartmouth Dam Dartmouth Dam
Hume Dam Hume Dam
Yarrawonga Weir Yarrawonga Weir
Torrumbarry Weir Torrumbarry Weir
Mildura Weir Mildura Weir
Kangaroo Lake Kangaroo Lake
Kow Swamp Kow Swamp
Lake Boga Lake Boga
Lake Charm Lake Charm
Ovens Storages
Lake Buffalo Lake Buffalo
Lake William Hovell Lake William Hovell
Broken Storages
Lake Nillahcootie Lake Nillahcootie
Goulburn Storages
Lake Eildon Lake Eildon
Goulburn Weir Goulburn Weir
Waranga Basin Waranga Basin
Campaspe Storages
Lake Eppalock Lake Eppalock
Loddon Storages
Cairn Curran Cairn Curran Reservoir
Tullaroop Reservoir Tullaroop Reservoir
Laanecoorie Weir Laanecoorie Reservoir
Bullarook Creek Storages
Newlyn Reservoir Newlyn Reservoir
Hepburns Lagoon Hepburns Lagoon


Lake William Hovell

Dams - How They Work

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.

Storage Levels

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

Subscribe to receive daily, weekly or monthly email updates on storage levels or access the rss feed Subscribe to RSS water storage levels .

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.