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Dam safety upgrades

Dam safety upgrades

WaterNSW's dams were built to the engineering standards of the day. All of WaterNSW's dams are safe for day-to-day operations but some require modifications to remain compliant with the NSW Dams Safety Committee standards for extreme floods and earthquakes.

The standards reflect improved knowledge of rainfall and extreme weather and will enable the dams to withstand and safely pass the most extreme floods considered statistically possible for the specific area.

It is anticipated around $100 million will be injected into regional economies throughout NSW, supporting jobs and bringing new, unique skills to communities surrounding the dams as a result of the dam upgrades.

83.3
Wednesday 13 December
-0.5
2,149,539 ML
2,581,749 ML
11,583 ML
1,655 ML
-10,920 ML
Wednesday 13 December