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Sydney's last wild river

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Sydney's last wild river, the Kowmung, is under threat if plans to raise the Warragamba dam wall come to fruition. Photos by Wolter Peeters and James Brickwood. Follow us on Twiitter @photosSMH

October 24, 2020 — 6.51pm

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Harry Burkitt from the Colong Foundation for Wilderness on the Kowmung River. The Kowmung River is one of the wild rivers expected to be flooded by the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Aerial photograph of the Warragamba Dam Wall.Credit:James Brickwood

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Gundungurra Traditional Owners Kazan Brown (right) and her daughter Taylor Clarke, on land that will be inundated by floodwater at Burnt Flat.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Harry Burkitt on the Kowmung River.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Aerial photograph of the greater Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment above the Warragamba Dam.Credit:James Brickwood

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Gundungurra Traditional Owners Kazan Brown (left) and her daughter Taylor Clarke at an overhang near the Cox River. Caves and significant sites on Coxs River Arm used by traditional owners will be inundated by floodwater if the Warragambe Dam wall is raised.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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The Kowmung River is one of the wild rivers expected to be flooded by the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Water flowing quickly along the Kowmung River in Sydney's west.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Aerial photograph of the greater Warragamba Dam catchment.Credit:James Brickwood

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