Lake Bellfield

Updated as of 2:34 PM 15 August 2018

Lake Bellfield is located in the eastern Grampians near Halls Gap and has an inlet from Fyans Creek. Lake Bellfield supplies water to Halls Gap and Pomonal townships and is the main source of supply for the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline system, supported by Taylors Lake. 

The water quality in Lake Bellfield has been badly affected by the 2006 Mt Lubra fires and subsequent floods in January 2011, with record levels of turbidity and colour being recorded.

General Information

‚ÄčThe lake has some boating* and fishing activity all year round. 
Swimming, picnic and viewing areas. Toilets are located at viewing area.
A private caravan park is located adjacent to the dam wall.

* Please note that boats with an internal combustion engine are not permitted at Lake Bellfield.

Recreational Activities

I‚Äčnternal combustion engines are banned.
Swimming is permitted.
Water skiing, jet skis and camping are not permitted.
Duck shooting is not permitted.

Current Operating Status

Current Level 273.940 m AHD
Current Volume 66,800 ML
Percent Full 85%
Current Inflows 1,350 ML/week
24 hour Rainfall 1 mmCummulative Inflows Graph
Current Releases 0 ML/day
Current Spills 0 ML/day
Current Airspace 11,760 ML
85%

Comments

 
  • Levels have risen since last report.
  • Inflows to the reservoir have increased since last report.
  • The reservoir is not currently spilling.

Information

Full Supply Level 276.50 m AHD
Full Supply Volume 78,560 ML
Maximum Operating Volume 78,560 ML
Spillway Volume 276.50 m AHD
Spillway Length 62.5 m
Spillway Capacity 85,190 ML/day
Outlet Capacity 860 ML/day
Catchment Area 96 km2
Surface Area When Full 4.8 km2
Major Tributary Fyans Creek
Average Annual Inflow 31,000 ML/year
Maximum Depth 36.3 m
Year Constructed 1966
AHD = Australian Height Datum, expressed in metres above mean sea level
ML = Megalitres