Snowy River EEC

The Snowy River. Photo: Danny Henderson


The aquatic ecological community in the catchment of the Snowy River in NSW.


The aquatic ecological community of the Snowy River catchment in NSW has been listed as an endangered ecological community under the NSW Fisheries Management Act 1994. The listing includes all native fish and aquatic invertebrates within all rivers, creeks and streams of the Snowy River catchment. This includes the:

  • Snowy
  • Eucumbene
  • Thredbo (or Crackenback)
  • Gungarlin
  • Mowamba
  • Bombala
  • McLaughlin
  • Delegate
  • Pinch and
  • Jacobs Rivers and their tributaries.

The listing includes the river bed channels inundated by the artificial impoundments of Jindabyne, Eucumbene, Island Bend and Guthega dams, but excludes the ecological communities that have developed in the waters of these impoundments.

Fisheries Scientific Committee determination

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