‘Mud and dead trees’: the dire environmental effects of raising Warragamba dam wall

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Plan to raise the dam wall will see some 6,000 hectares of world heritage land inundated by flood waters

Out in the Burragorang Valley, in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, there are trees that are hundreds of years old.

Towering over the valley are the Wanganderry Walls, sandstone escarpments that catch the light as the day ends and the scrub below falls into shadow.

Related: NSW has failed to properly assess impact on wildlife of Warragamba dam changes, federal government says

Related: ‘So much that will be lost’: concerns grow over plan to raise Warragamba dam wall

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