Journal article

The Snowy River debate

BL Finlayson

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria | Published : 2004


The present debate about the use of the Snowy River's water is only about a decade old, despite the fact that the scheme to divert water was completed nearly 40 years ago. In this paper the origins and trajectory of the current debate are reviewed, particularly in relation to the physical nature and condition of the river itself. The nature of the river will be discussed in relation to its four major sections each of which has specific physical characteristics and has been affected differently by the building of the Snowy Scheme. Not all of the problems of the Snowy River are the result of flow diversions through the Snowy Mountains Scheme; there is a long history of human intervention throu..

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