Monday, 11 August 2014

Lake Gordon, Tasmania, Australia and the Dam

Lake Gordon is a reservoir created by the Gordon Dam on the upper reaches of the Gordon River in south-west Tasmania, Australia. The reservoir was formed in the early 1970s as a result of the dam construction by the HEC. (Hydro Electric Commission) It was the largest and most controversial hydro-electric power scheme in Tasmania.
Lake Gordon has a surface area of 272 km2 (105 sq mi), with storage capacity of 12.5 km3 (3.0 cu mi) of water, the equivalent of twenty-five times the amount of water in Port Jackson. (Sydney Harbour).
Lake Pedder is connected to Lake Gordon through the McPartlans Pass Canal.

We traveled down to the South West of Tasmania some time ago, these photos were taken then.










12 comments:

  1. Oh M this are incredible shots what a wonderful place to see. Someday:) Hug xo G

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    1. It's beautiful down at Lake Gordon, and one can walk over the dam, if you look hard you see two people on the road across. Hugs M xx

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  2. Very lovely photos. Thinking of you and wishing you a good day.

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  3. The dam is amazing.The forest is completely different from European one.Love. Gosia

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    1. It is amazing, and Italians, Polish men built that dam :)

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    2. I have known Polish are gifted at building dams are over the world. Polish are scattered over all continents.

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  4. It would be amazing to walk across it and view from the wall itself, I was hoping you take some photos from the wall.

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    1. I did walk across it. There is a fence each side of it making it hard to take a photo, but I think I did if only I could find it :)

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  5. These are incredible Dam shots. You should be proud.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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