Water Storage Levels
|% of Capacity
Facts & Figures
|Year of Completion
||1966 - Nov 1968
|Full Supply Level
||102.20 m AHD
|Main Embankment Length
|Main Embankment Height
News and Announcements
Greens Lake Closure - New Year's period 2018/19
Please be aware that Greens Lake at Corop will be closed for New Year’s Eve 2018/19.
Closure dates are 12pm Saturday 29 December to 12pm Tuesday 1 January.
This is the fifth year Greens Lake will be closed on New Year’s Eve at the request of the region’s emergency services. Local emergency services first approached GMW in 2014 asking for Greens Lake to be closed for public safety reasons.
More details about the closure are available at our News page.
Land and On-Water Management Plans
The Greens Lake Land and On-Water Management Plan 2014 is now available at our L&OWMP page.
The objectives of the draft plan focus on what people value, use and enjoy at the storage. GMW will be working with key agencies over the coming months to establish a Plan Implementation Group who will help prioritise and guide the implementation of actions in the plan.
Copies of the plan are also available from GMW’s Rochester office and the Corop store.
Greens Lake is an off stream storage situated approximately 7.5 kilometres north-east of the small township of Corop. Greens Lake's only catchment is from rainfall and floodwater runoff.
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.
Greens Lake is used to supplement the Waranga Western Channel that supplies water to the Rochester and Pyramid Hill-Boort irrigation areas.
The lake is connected to the Waranga Western Channel via two pipelines. Any surplus flow on the channel during late winter or early spring is diverted to Greens Lake via a pipeline under gravity, and is later used during periods of peak demand to manage flow.
Supplements from Greens Lake are pumped to the Waranga Western Channel through the same pipes used for gravity supplies to the storage. There are three pumps that deliver 80.5 ML/d each and two pumps that deliver 122 ML/d each. The maximum discharge with all pumps operating is 490 ML/d.
Recreation and Tourism at Greens Lake
Large Grassed Area
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.
Greens Lake is a natural basin and it's only catchment is from rainfall and floodwater runoff.
The lake has a small picnic area with toilet facilities and a boat ramp. It is a popular place in the summer with the local population, and has hosted Victorian Ski Club meetings over a number of years.
Visitors are asked to exercise caution and be aware of the dangers associated with low water levels.
Greens Lake Fact Sheet
Click here to read By-law No. 1/2013 - Recreation Areas
Click to enlarge the map of Greens Lake below.