Snowy River


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Snowy River

a river in SE Australia, rising in SE New South Wales: waters diverted through a system of dams and tunnels across the watershed into the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers for hydroelectric power and to provide water for irrigation. Length: 426 km (265 miles)

Snowy River

 

a river in southeastern Australia, in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. The Snowy River is 483 km long and drains an area of 13,500 sq km. It rises in the Snowy Mountains and flows in places through a deep valley, emptying into the Tasman Sea at the city of Mario. It is fed by snow and rain. The water resources of the Snowy River are used for irrigation and electric power. Lake Eucumbee, a large reservoir, is located in the river’s basin. Part of the river’s flow is diverted into the basin of the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers. [23–1900–]

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George Miller's The Man from Snowy River (1982) is, by many measures, one of the most successful Australian films of all time.
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