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Snowy Scheme

Environmental flow management

Environmental water releases into the Snowy, Murray, Upper Murrumbidgee and Montane Rivers.

Hikers on Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko walk - Image credit: E Sheargold/DPE

Environmental reform and water recovery

Read about the initiative to recover environmental water for the Snowy and Montane Rivers.

The views from Jacks lookout in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, near Thredbo, offers scenic views of the Snowy River valley and Snowy River - Image credit: Murray Vanderveer

Snowy River increased flows

Read about the environmental water released to the Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam.

Lake Jindabyne water release - Image credit: Clare Edwards/NSW Department of Primary Industries

Snowy Montane River increased flows

Read about environmental releases from Tantangara dam into the Upper Murrumbidgee and other montane rivers.

Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko walk, alpine stream - Image credit: E Sheargold/DPE

Snowy science and monitoring

Read scientific reports and papers on ecological responses to environmental flows.

Snowy River, Main Range walk, Charlotte Pass - Image credit: E Sheargold/DPE

Planning and governance of environmental flows

Read about how environmental flows are designed.

Snowy River flowing