WaterNSW facilitates successful start to trout season

WaterNSW facilitates successful start to trout season

29 September 2017

WaterNSW is system operator for the state’s water systems and in that function always seeks to meet both customer and broader community needs.

Saturday, 30 September, is the opening of NSW trout season and a large number of anglers are expected to visit Tumut this October long weekend for the start of the season.

WaterNSW recognises how important trout fishing season is to Tumut and surrounding communities. To ensure a successful start to the event, WaterNSW has today reduced releases from Blowering Dam to 4000ML.

With other tributary flows, the flow at Tumut should be steady at around 4500ML, or a height of 0.85m, over the long weekend should the weather remain dry.

Customer orders will be met by increased releases from Burrinjuck Dam.

“WaterNSW is pleased that we are able to do our bit to facilitate a successful season opening for the Tumut and broader community,” said WaterNSW’s Executive Manager System Operations, Adrian Langdon.

“We want to assure our customers that reducing releases from Blowering Dam will not affect delivery to current orders, nor do we believe it will affect our ability to deliver water to our customers during the summer period.

“We have delivered a win-win for the community and our customers.”

Mr Langdon added:  “We do understand that the trout fisherman would prefer slightly lower flows, but due to current storage imbalances between Burrinjuck and Blowering, any further reduction would pose a risk to the supply to downstream irrigators later in the season.”

For more information, you can phone 1300 662 077 or email our help desk Customer.Helpdesk@waternsw.com.au.

Contact: Tony Webber

Phone: 0428 613 478


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