Snowy River and Estuary

The Snowy River in NSW and Victoria is a critical water resource for the region, supporting environmental, social and cultural values. Water for the environment, or the release of water for the maintenance of the river’s ecological health and integrity, are essential in ensuring the sustainability of the Snowy River’s ecosystems.

This is the story of how the river has changed since the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and how water for the environment (often called environmental flows) can help restore balance on the Snowy River.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.