The Snowy is one of the largest snowmelt rivers in Australia. It flows from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales to the sea at Marlo in Victoria. The department is responsible for the regulation of water release arrangements for the Snowy River from the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
For information about the Snowy catchment, visit water.nsw.gov.au
Learn about Snowy flow response monitoring and modelling program.
Snowy Water Licence
Information about the Snowy Hydro Licence reviews and the 2017 Ten year review of the licence.
Snowy Water Initiative
Established in 2002 to improve river health by releasing environmental water into the Snowy.
Legislation and governance
Read about the legal framework and governance arrangements in place to effectively manage the Snowy River.
Snowy Advisory Committee
The role of the SAC is to provide vital community and expert input to the design on the timing and pattern of the release of environmental flows to the Snowy River and Snowy montane rivers, to ensure their ongoing health.