Due to additional rainfall in the forecast, Snowy Hydro is increasing releases from Jindabyne Dam to the Snowy River from the planned target of 200ML per day, to 3,000ML per day.
These increased releases will reduce the risk of flooding and minimise pressure on communities around and downstream of Lake Jindabyne.
It remains possible that the storage may again reach 100% (or full supply level), triggering operation of the spillway gates. Dam safety is paramount at this time and the spillway gates will automatically release water at any time the storage reaches or exceeds 100%.
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE Water) have been consulted on this plan and continue to work closely with Snowy Hydro to make controlled releases to manage the spill risks and minimise downstream impacts.
Lake levels are anticipated to remain high for at least the next month, with continuing wet weather predicted in the seasonal outlook.
For the community, the most important message is to stay safe and well informed. The public can stay updated about flood alerts here:
For more information about releases into the Snowy River visit
Snowy Hydro will continue to keep the community informed about management of water in Lake Jindabyne through its website and social media channels