Monday, July 4, 2016

Lake Eucumbene

The mighty Snowy Mountains Authority project post war Australia was and probably remains the biggest infrastructure project this country has ever seen. The tunnels, dams and hydro-electricity power stations, certainly some of the greatest engineering feats seen in this Country.

The flaw in the project from my perspective is that water once released can only be pumped back up just one level. Imagine if water could be pumped all the way back up to the massive header dam of Lake Eucumbene. Imagine if we could fill it (I don't believe it ever has).

What could that do to preserve flow in the Murrumbidgee, Murray and Snowy River.

Makes a bit of sense to me.

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