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Snowy Mountains Scheme
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Map of Snowy Mountains Scheme
Country Australia
Location Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
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Purpose Hydroelectricity and irrigation project
Status Operational
Construction began 17 October 1949 (1949-10-17)
Opening date 21 October 1972 (1972-10-21)
Construction cost A$820 million
Operator(s) Snowy Hydro Limited

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.

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