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Graph showing Lake Ross water storage levels

Townsville City's largest water supply storage.

Water Storage Capacity Water Storage Capacity
Lake Ross (Qld) 231 729 ML Sandhurst (Vic) 2 405 ML
Lake Paluma (Qld) 11 416 ML Spring Gully (Vic) 1 680 ML
Upper Coliban (Vic) 37 692 ML Barkers Creek (Vic) 1 673 ML
Lauriston (Vic) 19 789 ML McCay (Vic) 1 365 ML
Malmsbury (Vic) 17 225 ML    

 

The two Queensland water storages are located in the North East Coast drainage division. Lake Ross, the larger of the two, is Townsville City's largest water supply storage. Its supply is supplemented by a pipeline from Burdekin Falls, which was constructed in 1980. The second storage, Lake Paluma, supplements the Crystal Creek catchment to supply the city of Townsville via the Mount Spec pipeline.

The seven Victorian water storages are located in the Murray–Darling drainage division and they are:

Upper Coliban reservoir and Lauriston reservoir supply drinking water for the township of Kyneton, and also supplement the city of Bendigo via Malmsbury reservoir.

Malmsbury reservoir supplies drinking water for the township of Castlemaine and the city of Bendigo. The heritage listed Malmsbury Dam is among the 10 oldest dams in Australia.

Sandhurst reservoir supplies drinking water for the township of Castlemaine and the city of Bendigo. Its supply is supplemented by a pipeline from Lake Eppalock.

Spring Gully reservoir supplies recycled water for public gardens, recreation reserves and irrigation in the Bendigo area.

Barkers Creek reservoir stores water for irrigation. It is also used extensively for fishing.

McCay reservoir supplies drinking water for the township of Castlemaine.

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