water transfer- snowey mountains and turkey to isrel

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  • Created on: 18-02-16 12:27

The snowy mountain scheme;

  • Largest hydroelectric/engineering scheme in Australia
  • consitis of 16 major dams, 7 power stations and several piplines,tunnels and aquaducts
  • Collects water from the snowy mountains which is used to generate electricty
  • water is then diverted west, into the Murray and Murrumbridge rivers
  • Farmers in new south wales and Victoria use water for irrigation. Communities also use water.

Costs;

- Storage lakes, e.g;Lake Eucumbene, destroyed natural habitiats.

- Snowy river discharge has decreased to 1 percent of its origional discharge.

- Low flow and irrigation has led to salinisation

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