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Snowy Mountains Scheme

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is a massive water diversion and storage scheme, diverting water from the eastern slopes of the Australian Alps[?] (part of the Great Dividing Range) in southern New South Wales which formerly ran into the Snowy River[?] into a series of dams through pipes and water tunnels, for use in power generation and ultimately for irrigation in both the Murrumbidgee[?] and Murray valleys.


  • Details of the scheme (pictures required).
  • History of proposal and construction.
  • Huge number of immigrant workers.
  • Economic impact.
  • Current operation (privatization, recent diversion reduction).
  • Part of an Australian nuclear program theory? (Wayne Reynolds).

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