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Planned Snowy environmental flow reduced

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has reduced the volume of a planned environmental water release from Jindabyne Dam that was scheduled to take place on Friday 9 December 2022, from 3,705 megalitres per day to 1,995 megalitres per day.

Given recent wet conditions, the Department consulted with a range of stakeholders, including the Snowy Advisory Committee, and found broad support for a revised event with a lower peak. This flow event will have minimal to nil impact to downstream landholders and provide similar environmental benefits.

The river may still rise as a result of the release and landholders downstream of the Jindabyne Dam are advised to take all necessary precautions with stock, fencing and property in proximity to the river.

As the water flows through the system, people should refrain from entering or crossing swollen waterways.

Please visit the following for flood advice and assistance:

More information on environmental flow releases can be found at Snowy River increased flows.

Planned high-flow environmental water releases to the Snowy River will begin on Thursday 14 July.
Reduced environmental flow.