Greens Lake

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 30/07/2021
20.1%
19.5%
20.1%
20.2%
Apr May Jun Jul
Current Volume 6555
% of Capacity 20.17
Capacity (ML) 32500

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Camping Toilets

Facts & Figures

Name Greens Lake
Stream Offstream
Year of Completion 1968
Construction 1966 - Nov 1968
Full Supply Level 102.20 m AHD
Capacity 32,500 ML
Area Submerged 905.5 ha
Main Embankment Length m
Main Embankment Height m
Hydro-electric Generation MW

News and announcements

Carry-in, carry-out rubbish policy for Greens Lake

Visitors to Greens Lake are now required to take their rubbish with them as part of our “carry-in, carry-out” policy aimed at stopping the illegal dumping of rubbish and keeping the lakes area safe and clean.

We remind visitors to respect the space and be aware of the lakeside environment.

Public rubbish bins will be removed from the lake from Monday 10 May, and rubbish dumping will not be tolerated.

Our new policy brings Greens Lake into line with the other storages managed by GMW.

The installation of bollards along the foreshore of Greens Lake was also recently completed, to help prevent erosion and protect the water quality and environmental values of the area.

Visitors to Greens Lake are reminded it is prohibited to camp on the foreshore of any GMW storage under GMW’s recreational by-laws. A copy of the by-laws can be found at www.gmwater.com.au/recreation 

A reminder also to people visiting Greens Lake they will need to adhere to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, which can be found at the Department of Health and Human Services website.

For more information phone our Customer Experience Team on 1800 013 357. 

More information on Greens Lake

We understand the recreational value of Greens Lake to the local community and recreational users across the state. In early 2019 consultation was undertaken with the community and local government regarding changes to Greens Lake. The consultation led to building additional amenities around the lake, such as the new shower and toilet block, bollards and barbecue area. As mentioned above, these works are currently underway and should be completed by the end of 2020.

Due to a more efficient and cost-effective irrigation delivery network, Greens Lake has not been required for storage use to supply water to entitlement holders recently and is no longer required into the future.

The future plan for Greens Lake is to return to a natural watering regime and visitors can expect to see increased flora and fauna when the lake returns to a natural watering regime. This includes increased vegetation and habitat complexity, meaning increased breeding and feeding for a diverse range of waterbirds.

This will also bolster natural flows and will achieve downstream benefits in the River Murray system – most importantly to spur native fish breeding in the Goulburn River, Gunbower Creek and downstream water ways.

The removal of five pumps that transfer water out of Greens Lake, undertaken as part of the Connections Project, will save close to $200,000 in ongoing annual costs. Over ten years, that’s $2 million that would have to be funded by our customers.

GMW is working with other stakeholders, including the Goulburn Broken CMA and Taungurung Land and Waters Council, to identify the ecological and cultural objectives at the site.

The pipe connecting the lake to the irrigation delivery network will remain.

It is important to note: GMW doesn’t increase storage levels for recreational needs unless requested by a water entitlement holder. Its core role is to harvest, store and deliver water for its customers and entitlement holders who own water.

Land and On-Water Management Plans

Greens Lake Land and On-Water Management Plan The Greens Lake Land and On-Water Management Plan 2014 is now available at our L&OWMP page.

Copies of the plan are also available from GMW’s Rochester office.

 

 

Location

Greens Lake

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

History

Greens Lake is a natural basin, and few works were required to convert the basin into a storage. Construction of a pump station and pipelines commenced in 1966, and opened in October 1968.

The pipelines and pump station construction started in 1966 and the lake were officially opened in October 1968.

Recreation and Tourism at Greens Lake

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Fishing Fishing
Camping Camping
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

Click here to read By-law No. 1/2013 - Recreation Areas

Click to enlarge the map of Greens Lake below.