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Planned Snowy environmental flows superseded by flood mitigation releases

Water

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has suspended a planned environmental water release from Jindabyne Dam that was scheduled to take place on Thursday 1 December 2022, due to flood operations being undertaken by Snowy Hydro.

Snowy Hydro has advised that flood mitigation releases from Jindabyne Dam will continue over the coming weeks.

The flows into the Snowy River will be greater than the environmental releases notified on Snowy Hydro’s website and app, and may change at short notice in response to the weather conditions.

During dam spills or releases by Snowy Hydro, 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.
Snowy Hydro will continue to keep the community informed about management of water in Lake Jindabyne through its website and social media channels.

Please visit the following for flood advice and assistance:

More information on environmental flow release can be found at Increased flows.

Downstream of Snowy river in Snowy mountains of Australia through snow-gum woods with rock boulder rapids with sun in blue sky.
Planned environmental water release from Jindabyne Dam suspended.