NSW flood report recommends raising Warragamba Dam wall

Over 55,000 people living on the flood plain in Sydney’s West would be forced to evacuate, should a once-in-a-century flood engulf the area.

Inquiry findings into this year’s flooding and response reveal 23,000 of those evacuating would be unable to flee the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, with current flood forecasting and road networking.

Recommendations in the report include a $2 billion investment into raising the Warragamba Dam wall.

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