The Snowy River is naturally fast flowing, with its headwaters running from Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak.
However, regulation of the river has reduced flows to less than one per cent of the original volume. The dwindling flows have left sediment to build up over the riverbed and smother habitat for aquatic plants and animals. The Australian, New South Wales and Victorian governments are working to restore the river's mighty flows and the aquatic habitats they support.
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