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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd December 2014
Reference:   79018
Placename:   Lake Hume
Designation:   Reservoir
Status:   Assigned 2nd August 1996
Previous Names:   Hume Reservoir
Hume Dam
Hume Weir
GNB File:   GNB4214
LGA:   Greater Hume
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 59 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 04 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 58 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 04 04
Topographic Map:   Mullengandra
1:100000 Map:   Holbrook 8326
Parish:   Bowna
County:   Goulburn
Description:   Lake Hume is the main operating storage of the Murray River system and is the waters of the Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers impounded by the Hume Dam on the Murray River. The lake has a Full Supply Level of 192m AHD, a capacity of 3,038,000 megalitres and a catchment area of 15,276 sq km. The waters of the lake extend for some 65km upstream of the dam as measured along the channel of the Murray River. The Hume Dam which creates the reservoir is situated about 27km upstream of Albury on the Murray River.
Origin:   Following representations from the Municipal Council of Albury, the River Murray Commission agreed on the 17 Feb 1920 'that it would be appropriate in honour of the explorer Hume, who,in company with Hovell first crossed the Murray near the site of the Upper Murray Storage in 1824, that this storage be named the Hume Reservoir'.
History:   Following a proposal by Hume Shire Council and with the concurrence of the Murray Darling Basin Commission, the name was changed to Lake Hume on the 02 Aug 1996.
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