Snowy Hydro scheme Australia

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  • Snowy Hydro scheme- Australia
    • Advantages of the scheme
      • ENVIRONMENAL benefits
        • Snowy Hydro provides hydroelectricity, which is renewable and doesn`t create any pollution.
        • Allows plants to grow, and means that water can be stored effectively.
        • Natural Landscape of mountains captures rain and snow easily, making it the perfect location for the system.
      • There are ECONOMIC benefits
        • Creates employment opportunities
        • Recreational and tourism attractions
          • 3 million visitors per year
        • The scheme provides US$ 118 million per year!
      • SOCIAL benefits
        • Snowy hydro is the highest supplier of electricity to the SE region of Australia.
        • Quick acting
          • Provides immediate electricity and can deal with times of high demand
    • Disadvantages of the scheme
      • ENVIRONMENTAL challenges
        • Flow of the river is reduced to 1% natural!
          • Results in a loss of floodplain wetland habitats
        • Invasion of nature
          • Loss of migratory fish populations
          • Loss of exotic tree species due to salt water intrusion
      • SOCIAL challenges
        • Creates conflict between downstream communities along MURRAY RIVER
          • The Murray river has 80% of its annual flow diverted by irrigation
      • ECONOMIC challenges
        • Communities suffered a loss of income due to amount of money the project costs.
        • government would be providing $500,000 in extra funding for a feasibility study to review geological studies and the technology.
          • This could be spent on health care or education, therefore affecting the future generations and the citizens health and quality of life.
  • Snowy Hydro is situated in the south-east of Australia.
    • It consists of 16 major dams, 7 power stations, a pumping station, 145 kms of inter-conncted tunnels and 80 km of aqueduct!
    • Snowy Hydro scheme- Australia
      • Advantages of the scheme
        • ENVIRONMENAL benefits
          • Snowy Hydro provides hydroelectricity, which is renewable and doesn`t create any pollution.
          • Allows plants to grow, and means that water can be stored effectively.
          • Natural Landscape of mountains captures rain and snow easily, making it the perfect location for the system.
        • There are ECONOMIC benefits
          • Creates employment opportunities
          • Recreational and tourism attractions
            • 3 million visitors per year
          • The scheme provides US$ 118 million per year!
        • SOCIAL benefits
          • Snowy hydro is the highest supplier of electricity to the SE region of Australia.
          • Quick acting
            • Provides immediate electricity and can deal with times of high demand
      • Disadvantages of the scheme
        • ENVIRONMENTAL challenges
          • Flow of the river is reduced to 1% natural!
            • Results in a loss of floodplain wetland habitats
          • Invasion of nature
            • Loss of migratory fish populations
            • Loss of exotic tree species due to salt water intrusion
        • SOCIAL challenges
          • Creates conflict between downstream communities along MURRAY RIVER
            • The Murray river has 80% of its annual flow diverted by irrigation
        • ECONOMIC challenges
          • Communities suffered a loss of income due to amount of money the project costs.
          • government would be providing $500,000 in extra funding for a feasibility study to review geological studies and the technology.
            • This could be spent on health care or education, therefore affecting the future generations and the citizens health and quality of life.

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