Opinion

My father built the Snowy, but his heart would break at Snowy 2.0

By Greg Pritchard
March 1 2021 - 6:25pm
Tumut 3 Power Station at Talbingo Reservoir, near where new transmission lines will be built to link the Snowy 2.0 project to the national grid. Picture: Shutterstock

Recently I drove through the Snowy Mountains, from Tumut to Cooma, for the first time since last summer's mega-fires devastated the area. Some sections are regenerating with too-green epicormic growth, while in others the earth has been completely cooked and nothing will grow for many years. You can see where rains have eroded gullies on the barren hillsides. All the tussock around Kiandra has burned, and all that remains of the heritage buildings are brick chimneys.

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