Water Storage Levels
|% of Capacity
Facts & Figures
|Year of Completion
||Earth and Rockfill
|Full Supply Level
||264.45 m AHD
|Main Embankment Length
|Main Embankment Height
News and Announcements
Lake Buffalo is located on the Buffalo River, 24 km south of Myrtleford in north-eastern Victoria. It lies at the foot of the western slope of Mount Buffalo National Park, and is a popular fishing, water skiing and picnicking venue.
Lake Buffalo was originally planned as a two-stage project. Stage 1 involved the construction of a 31 metre high and 600 metre long earth and rockfill embankment, with a gated primary spillway and outlet works located within the dam wall. This structure was completed in 1965, and created a storage with a capacity of almost 24,000 ML.
The water stored in Lake Buffalo is used to supplement flows in the Ovens River for irrigation and urban water supply. The dam initially supplied a thriving tobacco industry in the valley, however this has now changed to numerous vineyards.
The capacity of the storage represents only 6% of the mean annual flow in the Buffalo River.
Recreation and Tourism at Lake Buffalo
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.
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Lake Buffalo Recreation Guide and Map