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Water resources and power development on the Central Plateau


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Ashton, JR (1972) Water resources and power development on the Central Plateau. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, The La. pp. 183-192. ISSN 0080-4703

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The Central Plateau region of the State - the lake
country of Tasmania - has undoubtedly been responsible
for sparking the enthusiasm that had led to the extensive
development of the hydro-electric resources of this State.
This enthusiasm resulted from the obviously favourable
characteristics of the area for power development - good
rainfall, cheap storage sites and favourable topography
for developing suitable "drops" for power development.
Furthermore, these resources were all located in relatively
accessible areas.
In reviewing the power development on the Plateau it
is proposed to deal first with those aspects of the climate
of particular interest to the water resources of the area
and then deal with the manner in which these water resources
have been used to date and may be used in the future.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 183-192
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Edited by M.R. Banks.- Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 02:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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