Save the wild Kowmung River

Wild Kowmung River in Blue Mountains

The NSW Government wants to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 14 metres.

This will drown the magnificent wild Kowmung River that flows through the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. 

Trees along the banks will die and the banks will slump sending soil and silt into Sydney's precious drinking water supplies. 

We don't need to raise the dam wall. We can reduce the risks of flood and better use our water supply without destroying the wild places we love. 

Save the Kowmung river and keep our wild rivers wild. 

Stand up for our precious wild places and save the Kowmung River

Dear Petition to the Premier of NSW,

This petition brings to the attention of the NSW Parliament that:

- Plans to raise Warragamba Dall wall by 14m will flood 3000 hectares of World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. 

- The wild Kowmung River will be drowned, killing thousands of trees and causing the river banks to slump and send silt into our precious drinking water supply. 

We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berijiklian and the NSW Cabinet to reconsider plans to raise the dam wall. 

We call on you to protect our precious wild places like the Kowmung River and World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

We ask that the $700 million cost of the project be directed to water efficiency and genuine climate change and flood mitigation projects, not expensive, damaging and unnecessary engineering projects. 

 

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    Personally I think the environment is more important than people. To destroy our rivers and bushland should be a criminal event and the politicians who destroy the environment should be jailef
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    Desalination is the way to go!
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