Lake Eildon

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Macedonian
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Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:16 am

I dont think they are gonna let it officially hit 100%, it was 99.9% a while back. still, full is full and that is fantastic!
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Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:21 am

Probably a good idea to let a bit out this week Chris, looks like there could be 50-100mm rain up there in the next 2 weeks, so playing it safe at this stage I'd say.
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Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Goulburn was fantastic this weekend just past, my son had a ball paddling around the rapids in it. They were releasing a bit more than they have in the last few months and the level was just right for some fun :D

I agree, Geoff, I think they may be erring on the side of caution somewhat, though you'd think they'd let it go that extra .2% or whatever it needed to just fill it for ONE day!
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:06 am

Thats what i would think too, Lily. They could do it just for us :D
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Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:29 am

Blue Green

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Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:02 am

No way....not another summer with BG! I thought we may have escaped it this season with lower inflows than last.
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Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:20 pm

Oh bugger, again? I thought we were out of the woods.
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:47 pm

All Clear on Blue Green...!

yeah we can have a swim, time to head up in the milder weather.. !

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Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:57 pm

Yeah we were wondering what the fuss was about....water has been clear and clean...and a great temperature.
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Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:38 pm

Eildon in the Sunday Age today...cute story about a house boating family

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:54 pm

An interesting observation, GM-W reports Lake Eildon rose 766 ml or 0.02% today on yesterday :o this after average weekly drops in recent weeks of 15-30 K ml. Instant results for the lake after 100mm + falls over the past few days and on a dry catchment.

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:12 pm

It's been very quiet in this thread lately. I guess the new norm is a near full lake these days.

Anyway after reaching 99.9% last December (from memory) the lake level fell back to around 84% in April and today reached 90%.

Surly we can expect it to reach 100% by Spring, especially if some of these major rain events being tipped by Karl and AV eventuate.


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Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:03 pm

Wow, that's a big drop Blackie. Why so much? is that the normal seasonal fall-away or have they been carrying out their 'controlled releases'?
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:49 pm

Hi D, that drop of 16% during the irrigation season is actually relatively low due to lower requirement by farmers because of rain. During the drought years it wasn't uncommon for the lake to drop 20 or 30% over a season, if the water was available. Release levels have been high over April/May/June (up to 5000 ml/d) due to flood mitigation I would have thought...this at a time when normally there'd by perhaps 150 ml/d release for environmental flow.
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:15 am

Worth noting the significant rise of Eildon of the past few weeks and 3.5% during the last week alone. The catchment is soaked and with more rain expected for the area during the next week rapid rises should continue. Hoping the lake authority allow it to reach 100% this year.
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:34 am

See Eildon is over 78% full as of last Sunday. With good rain last month and so far for August the catchment is now rather wet so any rain is
really making a difference. And it looks like significant rain next weekend!

Went up around 4% in a matter of days.

Alexandra had over a 100mm rain for July and around 70mm so far for August (13th) so after a very dry Autumn and early winter "things are a changing".
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:12 am

Worth noting that the last few days the lake has been filling at the rate of near 1% PER DAY!!! 10% in two weeks. Can't remember this happing at this rate before. Weekly inflow peak over the weeked at around !80,000 ML per week :o
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:53 pm

It is looking really good for spring isn't it B?! I remember in September 2010, the lake had a daily inflow of 99,000ML, and about 250,000ML over 3 days! The lake filled about 10% in one week.

Considering we were looking at quite a modest filling season this winter, I have been very pleasantly surprised :)
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 am

The lake has bottomed out (hopefully!) at 69.87% and has recored a small rise this week. Hopefully with regular rain we'll see 100% by the end of the year. Level at this time last year was 71.55% so very similar.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:53 pm

Arrived Monday Blackie, home wednesday, popped 2 markers in with 2 rocks next too them tuesday maybe mid morning,
then today after mid day popped in another 2 sticks with 2 rocks about 250mm lower that yesterdays, so bottoming out, uh oh..
still dropping from what I see.
Might see you up there.!
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