Snowy Mountains Scheme

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The Snowy Mountains scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation system in south-east Australia. It has sixteen major dams; seven power stations; a pumping station; and 225 kilometres of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts. It was built between 1949 and 1974. The Chief engineer was Sir William Hudson. It is the largest engineering project in Australia.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics 1986 Special Article: The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme
  2. The Snowy Mountains Scheme
  3. Wendy Lewis, Simon Balderstone and John Bowan (2006). Events That Shaped Australia. New Holland. pp. 189–194. ISBN 978-1-74110-492-9.