Improving fish passage in the Shoalhaven: Fish monitoring at Tallowa Dam

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An important part of the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Water Plan are works designed to improve the health of the Shoalhaven River.

The works will include changes to allow for new environmental flow releases from the dam, as well as the construction of fish passage to allow the up and down stream movement of native fish.

The works will be finished in 2009 and will see Tallowa Dam become the first dam in NSW to have both fish passage and variable environmental flows.

Topics covered include:

  • Why provide fish passage?
  • The problem
  • The solution
  • Determining effectiveness
  • Who is involved?
  • What species of fish will use the lift?
  • Further information


Published: Apr 2016