BALLARAT's water supply remains above 90 per cent capacity according to the latest statistics released by Central Highlands Water.
As the city moves to the period of the year where water levels are traditionally at the peak, for the first time in over 12 months, CHW's share of Lal Lal Reservoir now sits at 100 per cent of capacity.
It's also good news at many of the other major catchments with high water levels meaning there is no thought of extra water restrictions being placed on the community as we head into summer.
Surprisingly though, despite the high catchment figures, the numbers are slightly lower than at the same time last year.
For example, White Swan Reservoir sits at 83.1 per cent, slightly down on the 88 per cent in September 2019.
Moorabool is at 66.4 per cent, compared to 71 per cent last year while Gong Gong Reservoir is at 74.2 per cent, down from capacity this time last year.
However, with the Gong Gong system, much of that water was funnelled into the White Swan system in autumn and early winter months, meaning that capacity fell to just 43 per cent at its lowest point, so an increase to almost three-quarters full is encouraging.
Regional centres are also awash with water. Major catchment centres including Maryborough, Clunes, Daylesford and Blackwood had about 100 weeks of water available given current levels versus usage.
Central Highlands Water is due to release its annual water report in December. It is not expected that it will be forced to make change to water consumption levels in the short term.
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