THE STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia has formed a Cabinet sub-committee to consider a multi-million dollar project to secure Sydney's future water supply.
The sub-committee has tentatively scheduled an August deadline to release the proposed 25-year plan. It would consider harvesting flood water from the Shoalhaven river and piping it to Warragamba dam, which is now less than 50% full.
The long-term plan for solving Sydney’s water supply was fast tracked after dam levels fell to a record low of 46% capacity this year. One option almost certain to be embraced is a relatively straightforward plan to access the ‘dead storage’ water in Warragamba and Avon dams.
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