The Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme commenced operations in time for the 2020-21 irrigation season to service the Scottsdale, Bridport, Springfield, Nabowla and Waterhouse areas in North East Tasmania. The 9,300 ML Camden dam is filled from winter flows from the Camden Rivulet. A pipeline from the St Patricks River enables supplementary filling of the dam. Water is then piped via a mini-hydro station, to be commissioned in mid 2021, to the Headquarters Road Dam.
Water will flow through a total of 92km of pipeline, including 84km of pipeline around Scottsdale and the Waterhouse area, and 8km from the dam to the power station. Direct releases can also boost flows in the Great Forester River, Hurst Creek and Brid River for direct take.