GEOGUNIT3: Water - The snowy mountains scheme

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  • One solution to water shortages is to divert water from one drainage basin to another.
  • Large- scale transfers of water can be achieved by diverting a river by constructing a large canal to carry available water from one basin to another.

The snowy mountain scheme

  • Work began in 1949 and finished in 1974.
  • The snowy mountain scheme is the largest engineering project in Australia and is one of the most complex hydroelectric schemes in the world.
  • It has 16 major dams, 7 power stations and a network of tunnels, piplines and aqueducts.
  • The scheme collects and diverts water so that it can be used by the…


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