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A plaque commemorates the Snowy River.

In August 2002 after years of campaigning, the Snowy River flowed again, thanks to the decommissioning of the Mowamba Aqueduct. This significant campaign milestone was made possible through the combined efforts of the three shareholder governments involved – federal, New South Wales and Victoria. More importantly, the return of water from the aqueduct into the Snowy River was a major step toward achieving the legislated environmental flows target – return 21% of annual natural flows by 2012. Fast forward three years and five months to the 30 January 2006 and the Mowamba Aqueduct is suddenly recommissioned, taking back the water from the river and reversing the effects of the environmental recovery process.

On the fifth anniversary, the Upper Snowy Riverkeeper joined with the people of the Snowy River to mourn the loss of these flows. A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Mowamba Weir (located on the Moonbah River, New South Wales), and a newly minted plaque was unveiled, urging for the flows to be returned and government commitments to be honoured. The campaign to restore the Snowy continues.

Location

Address:Snowy River Way, Mowamba Weir, Jindabyne, 2627
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.469455
Long: 148.632484
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August 2007
Source: MA
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