2023/2024 Lake Draw Down
Sadly our 2023 and 2024 skiing seasons are being cut short, but the purpose for this is a very important one.
Lake Meadowbank will be lowered twice over two years, to allow for work on the dam’s crest gates, which control water flows and lake levels.
Hydro Tasmania said: “Meadowbank Dam’s crest gates have been in service for more than 50 years and replacing them will be a complex project, requiring a crane to carefully lift 20 hydraulic cylinders, each weighing 4 tonnes, and the removal of extensive piping and wiring, all of which must be carried out in a safe and dry environment.”
The project will be undertaken across both 2023 and 2024, providing two shorter more manageable drawdowns of Lake Meadowbank instead of one long drawdown.
Nevertheless, members have been making the most of the time they do have on the water, as well as taking the opportunity to undertake some much needed maintenance projects and upkeep.