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Warning of low flows in River Derwent today

HYDRO Tasmania has advised there will be very low flows in the River Derwent between Meadowbank and New Norfolk until about 4pm today (Wednesday), from which time flows are expected to return to normal. The situation comes after the Meadowbank Power Station “tripped” at 9am today and has temporarily stopped

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Lake Meadowbank to be lowered for dam upgrade

LAKE Meadowbank will soon be lowered two metres below its usual level to allow work to start on the replacement of nearly 60-year-old spillway gates on top of the Meadowbank Dam. Hydro Tasmania says this important maintenance work will ensure Meadowbank can continue to generate renewable energy, protect surrounding communities

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Repulse bridge under review

PUBLIC opinion is sought on the future of the Bailey bridge on Lake Repulse Rd, near Ouse. The bridge was built in the 1960s during the construction of the Repulse Power Station. Hydro Tasmania continues to manage the bridge, which was only ever intended to be a temporary structure and

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Back to Waddamana this Sunday

A BIG celebration of the centenary of Hydro Tasmania will be held at the site of its first power station this Sunday. “Back to Waddamana Day” will be held at the Waddamana Power Station museum and village in the Central Highlands. The original station entered service in May 1916, providing

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