Laanecoorie Reservoir - Victoria
Laanecoorie reservoir is located on the Loddon River 40 km south-west
of Bendigo. The Catchment covers 4,118 square kilometres and extends
into the Central Highlands. The average annual rainfall in the
catchment is 900mm, compared with 610 mm at the storage. Laanecoories
function is to control flows in the Loddon River downstream of
Cairn Curran and Tullaroop Reservoirs.
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
dam consists of a 98 m long gravity spillway fitted with 234 tilting
crest gates that allows flood flow pass over and under them;
four conduits with upstream control valves to pass irrigation
releases through the main spillway (total discharge capacity of
1,300 ML/d); the 209 m long embankment and a secondary spillway
with a concrete paved crest and short concrete lined chute leading
to an unlined by-wash channel.
range of recreational activities permitted at Laanecoorie Reservoir
includes; picnicking, swimming, limited power boating and water
facilities provided include picnic areas with shelters, electric
and wood barbecues, toilets, rubbish bins and boat ramps.
Reservoir Fact Box
km S/W of Bendigo
Contains mostly tench to 1.5kg, abundant redfin to 950g, carp
to 4.5kg, goldfish to 1.3kg, golden perch and very occasionally
brown trout and rainbow trout.
Stocked regularly with golden perch.
The top end of Laanecoorie Reservoir is shallow often with abundant
There is an 8km/hr speed limit at this end and high speed boating
is permitted at the more open northern end.
Boat Ramp provided.
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River Basin Map - DPI Vic. PDF format