Lake Eppalock is the result of the damming of the Campaspe River, near Bendigo in central Victoria. It was constructed between 1960 and 1964 to provide irrigation from the Campaspe River, and to be the water supply to Bendigo. The lake was brought back to life on the weekend, with a downpour pushing it to 51.8 per cent capacity after years of drought, that saw the lake down to 4 per cent of capacity in August 2006. The lake now contains more than 150,000 megalitres. Over just two days more than 11,000 megalitres had been received and the lake has not been at this level since July 2002.