Hume Reservoir, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), on the Murray River, near Albury-Wodonga, on the Victoria–New South Wales border, Australia. It is the largest water-storage area in Australia. Impounded by Hume Dam (completed 1937), the reservoir irrigates most of the Murray basin. It receives additional water from the Snowy Mts. Hydroelectric Scheme.
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