The Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme required Lake Eucumbene to be constructed as its central storage area. This lake, on the Eucumbene River, was completed in 1958 and is the largest of 16 constructed as part of the scheme and has an area of just under 36,000 acres and a capacity of just under 4,800 gigalitres. In comparison, Sydney Harbour has a capacity of about 500 gigalitres. To construct Eucumbene, the original town of Adaminaby was flooded and the residents moved to a new town location about 10kms east. Occasionally, in times of drought, relics from the old town are exposed, such as building foundations, machinery, bricks, roads and a bridge. Today the old cemetery can still be visited, on high ground above the lake near the old town. Old Adaminaby has accommodation options and easy access to Lake Eucumbene.