Tag Archives: Lake Gordon

Heading towards the Serpentine

The inclement conditions stopped us lingering around Lake Gordon and its electricity generating infrastructure. Heading east we looked for the road to take us to the Serpentine Dam and River. It was signposted and easy to find. In all, only … Continue reading

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Lake Gordon Power Station

Through the rain we followed a side road back around a hill or two, and glimpsed Lake Gordon. Then we took an opportunity to look briefly at the external parts of the Power Station. According to Hydro Tasmania, “Gordon is the largest … Continue reading

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The Gordon Dam

Ahead and below lay the Gordon Dam wall and all its structures.  This marvel of engineering was completed in 1974.  The mighty wall holds back Lake Gordon; As at early October 2017, the lake level is approximately 23 metres down … Continue reading

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McPartlan Pass Canal

Once Lake Pedder was  flooded and the water had filled all the crevices of the landscape that it could reach, its water needed to be redirected northwards into Lake Gordon for use in generating electricity via the Lake Gordon Power … Continue reading

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What is special about this area?

I will detail, in the future blog posts on this site, my thoughts on what makes this Strathgordon/Lake Pedder area special, and  offer you photographs that should thrill you.  For some people, the area is special for their memory of … Continue reading

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Hill tops in the distance

Separating the southern end of Lake Gordon from the Gordon River Road were a number of mountain ranges.  I think the peaks in the photos below are part of the Twelve Tree Range and include Mt Cullen. For details about … Continue reading

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