Laanecoorie Reservoir

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 24/06/2017
42.9%
45.8%
51.4%
40.5%
39.5%
Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Current Volume 3160
% of Capacity 39.50
Capacity (ML) 8000

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Camping BBQ Toilets

Facts & Figures

Name Laanecoorie Reservoir
Stream Loddon River
Year of Completion 1895
Construction Earth and Rockfill
Full Supply Level 160.20 m AHD
Capacity 8,000 ML
Area Submerged 480 ha
Main Embankment Length 209 m
Main Embankment Height 22 m
Hydro-electric Generation nil MW

Location

Laanecoorie Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, 40 km south-west of Bendigo.

History Laanecoorie Reservoir

Work on the original reservoir began in 1889 and was completed in 1891.  The embankment was substantially reconstructed after major flood damage in 1909, and the reservoir was enlarged to its present capacity in 1935.

Operations

Laanecoorie Reservoir's function is to control flows in the Loddon River downstream of Cairn Curran and Tullaroop Reservoirs.

Recreation and Tourism at Laanecoorie Reservoir

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Fishing Fishing
Camping Camping
BBQ BBQ
Toilets Toilets
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.

Further Information

Laanecoorie is currently open for boating. 

GMW encourages boaters to be vigilant at all times while boating on storages. Following recent floods there may be floating flood debris which can be a hazard to high speed boating. GMW advises boat operators to wear personal floatation devises, maintain a lookout for hazards at all times and to use only designated boat ramps.

Any changes to local boating restrictions are signposted at boat ramps and around the storages.

Laanecoorie Reservoir has two zoning Trigger Levels:

  • Level 1: When the storage level is at or above 158.400 AHD (30% capacity) normal boat zoning rules apply – see our Laanecoorie Recreation Guide and Map.
  • Level 2: When the storage level falls below 158.400 AHD (30% capacity) the whole of the waters of Laanecoorie Reservoir are subject to a 5-knot speed restriction with the exception of areas which are prohibited to boating and remain prohibited to boating.

You can find recent storage level information at our Storage Levels page.

Laancoorie Reservoir Boating Map

 

Laanecoorie Recreation Guide and Map  

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