Snowy Mountains Hydro, Sydney

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The Snowy Mountains scheme or Snowy scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-east Australia. The Scheme consists of sixteen major dams; seven power stations; two pumping stations; and of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts that were constructed between 1949 and 1974. The Scheme was completed under the supervision of Chief Engineer, Sir William Hudson and is the largest engineering project undertaken in Australia.
The water of the Snowy River and some of its tributaries, much of which formerly flowed southeast onto the river flats of East Gippsland, and into Bass Strait of the Tasman sea, is captured at high elevations and diverted inland to the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers irrigation areas, through two major tunnel systems driven through the Continental Divide of the Snowy Mountains, known in Australia as the Great Dividing Range. The water falls and travels through large hydro-electric power stations which generate peak-load power for the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.
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  • It's worth to visit if you have plenty of time up there and doesn't have to go there only when it's winter time.  more »
  • Snowie mountain is in the daisetsuzan mountain range on the border of NSW and Victoria, from Sydney to the South takes about 7 hours by car away. Town of Cooma also has this facility, exhibition of hydropower development on the surrounding area, such as doing. Or why the Sydney headquarters of unknown, but may be?
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  • One of the best snowy place in Australia. I have been in Europe/Switzerland so European people may not find exciting, lack of activities for non professional kids/family. But still good in Australia. Its always good having something instead of nothing.
  • While ago, when I was student in Australia I visited this place with my room mate, this place so beautiful 😍

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