Safety around the Scheme
Visit the Scheme
Be aware - be safe
When visiting key operational areas of the Snowy Scheme, we ask you to be aware and be safe, especially in areas near power stations, switchyards, lake foreshores and rivers downstream from dams.
To meet the changing needs of power users like you and I, and the water needs of Australia’s inland farmers, Snowy Hydro moves large quantities of water around the Scheme on a daily basis.
Power demands in eastern Australia fluctuate daily and Snowy Hydro Limited is producing power during those peak times. It is often impossible to forecast power demand and subsequent water releases from any location in the Scheme.
Therefore, generating these large amounts of electricity results in the management and relocation of large amounts of water. As a result, water flows in some rivers can change dramatically, especially for the Snowy, Tumut and Murrumbidgee Rivers.