Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 5.42pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 5.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Jul 2021, 5.49pm.
Safety alerts: Rising River Alert for the Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam
The NSW Department of Primary, Industry and Environment manages environmental flow releases from Jindabyne Dam into the Snowy River to restore natural flows and to improve river health. The planned environmental releases aim to mimic naturally occurring flows, to promote productivity for aquatic food webs and encourage reproduction and movement of native animals including platypus, water bugs, frogs and native fish. The volume of water released into the river varies daily and in 2021 includes several high flow events of 1,000 megalitres per day or greater during winter and spring.
While in the vicinity of waterways in the Park please be mindful that rivers can rise very quickly, and the flow velocity increase, unexpectedly and without warning. The public is encouraged to stay away from watercourses where flows are high and banks might be unstable. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children etc. and are to be avoided.
If you are planning to visit the Lower Snowy area of Kosciuszko National Park there are a number of access points that are close to the river, including the Lower Snowy camping and day use areas. Before you visit the area, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the daily planned environmental water releases. This information can be found on the Snowy Hydro website https://www.snowyhydro.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/JindWeb.pdf
For further information contact NPWS Jindabyne Office on 6450 5555
Affects 8 locations in this park: