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Fullarton Dam Environmental Assessment – Alternatives

Full dam decommissioning and watercourse restoration comply with the preferred management strategy and criteria in the following ways:

  1. Removes all dam safety deficiencies and public safety risks.
  2. Removes dam monitoring, maintenance and management responsibilities.
  3. Removes the risk of floodwaters backing up behind the dam and flooding stakeholders.
  4. Restores stream flow, reduces stream temperature and improves water quality.
  5. Increases stream resilience to a warming climate.
  6. Increases the extent of uninterrupted fish habitat.
  7. Converts a GHG emitter into a GHG sink.
  8. A healthy, free-flowing river provides for the perfect family outing on a beautiful sunny day.

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