The dams for greater Sydney have been built specifically to capture water that can be used for supply to people. Recognising the importance of maintaining some flows down stream has resulted in major works to modify dams and weirs to allow for these environmental flow releases.
The NSW Government also recognises the importance of improving and protecting the quality of water in the rivers upstream of Sydney’s major water reservoirs by caring for catchments.
Metropolitan Water Plan initiatives to help improve the health of our rivers include:
To find out more visit the Sydney Catchment Authority website, or view Chapter 7 of the 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan (PDF).