Area: 114 km² Surface elevation: 1,030 m
Length: 22 km
Catchment area: 399 km²
Year built: 1967
Outflow location: Shannon River
We ventured up to the lake and surrounding areas on Sunday to see how low the water level was. The lake supplies water for some of the Hydro Power to Tasmanian's.
The lake is very low for this time of year.
In the photos you will see where the normal level is expected to be.
Going up the hill to the top of the mountain, then it plateaus out.
In Winter is may snow but the snow is gone in a day or three.
The view looking down used to be magnificent but the trees have grown blocking it now.
It's Autumn and Winter is not far away.
All trees remain the same as in the photo in Autumn and Winter.
There is only one delicious tree in Tasmania, so therefore it changes colour in Autumn, and that tree is not a large one and is found in another area of our Island.
Any Autumn colours in the leaves of trees are not native to Tasmania and have been planted by settlers, past and present.
3 people and a dog and a very small area of the Great Lake.