We place a high value on lakes and weir pools in our region because of the environmental benefits, the opportunities for local communities to enjoy recreational activities, and the visitors they attract to our region.
Our rural pipelines supply water to 14 recreational lakes and weir pools with 12 of them supplied from the Grampians reservoir system through the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. This is made possible under a 3090 ML recreation water entitlement held by us specifically for this purpose.
We also supply water to Ouyen Lake and Green Lake (near Sea Lake) from our Murray River allocations. Water is delivered to Ouyen Lake through the Northern Mallee Pipeline, while Green Lake’s water is delivered through the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Supply System 5.
Map of recreation lakes
View a map of where pipeline supplied recreation lakes and weir pools are located in our region.
Latest volume levels
Volume when full (ML)
May 2022 Volume (ML)
Waterway Manager (under Marine Safety Act 2010)
|Beulah Weir Pool||140||
|Beulah Weir Pool Committee of Management||Yarriambiack Shire Council|
|Brim Weir Pool||120||100||Brim Weir Pool Committee of Management||Yarriambiack Shire Council|
|Donald Caravan Park Lake||50||
|Buloke Shire Council||State boating rules apply|
|Green Lake, Sea Lake||480||420||Green Lake Committee of Management||Buloke Shire Council|
|Lake Lascelles, Hopetoun||440||440||Lake Lascelles Committee of Management||Lake Lascelles Committee of Management|
Lake Marma, Murtoa
|170||80||Public Park and Gardens Reserve Committee of Management||Lake Marma Public Park and Gardens Reserve Committee of Management|
|Ouyen Lake||450||360||Ouyen Lake Committee|
|Rainbow Lake*||55||N/A||Rainbow Lake Committee||State boating rules apply|
|Tchum Lake, Birchip||730||690||Tchum Lake Aquatic Club||Tchum Lake Aquatic Club|
|Walkers Lake, Avon Plains||900||
|Northern Grampians Shire Council||State boating rules apply|
|Warracknabeal Weir Pool||210||
|Yarriambiack Shire Council||Yarriambiack Shire Council|
|Watchem Lake||259||80||Watchem Lake Committee of Management||State boating rules apply|
|Wooroonook Committee of Management||Buloke Shire Council|
|Yaapeet Lake||40||40||Yaapeet Community Club||State boating rules apply|
* Will be open to public late 2022.
All figures are indicative only.
Recreation Contribution Charge
See how the Recreation Contribution Charge benefits the community and provides discounted water to eligible sporting clubs, service clubs, schools and nominated recreation lake and weirs across our region.
The role of the Regional Recreation Water Users Group is to provide advice to the GWMWater Board on the development of policies for recreational water distribution and management.
Our rural pipelines also supply water to 51 environmental wetlands in our region.
View current water levels at our lakes and reservoirs.