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Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.
Dunno Ron, how many megawatts is the Beemer? Nev said “Big”, I googled the meaning and it said 50Mw.
Lake Guy in the background supplies Bogong power station but apparently the water comes down a pipe direct from McKay Creek.
Fell in a rabbit hole Ron, I never knew the ACT had a hydro PS, the more you know hey. I do remember as a kid learning all the Tas stations by rote, we took our HEC pretty seriously back in the day. It’s a real pity the entrance foyer in Tarraleah won’t ever be seen by the public again, form over function.
Lake Guy was existing and feeds Clover, Bogong was put in in between McKay Creek and lake Guy, I had a tour of the TBM which is still mostly there. If you walk up from Orange Bridge you’ll get to the old ski ramp that used to be the outflow from MKPS to slow the water into the river, now it disappears underground.
You can just make out the orange bit of the top station for the Bogong Power Station in the valley in this pic SE from Mount McKay.
A better view
Pretty Valley Pondage in the background.
Intake structure for MKPS? @BergDonk?
I've done work for an old fella that worked building those dams, very smart no nonsense person we became very close and I visited him once per week at his Mount Nelson home for a chat, tea and Arnott's Cheds biscuits until the day he died.
He made all his stationary machines he had in his workshop, one of them a metal lathe, I tried to buy it off the family after he passed away but they wouldn't sell it to me and just went to auction with the rest of his equipment and wouldn't tell me where or when.
Google earthed it Ron, I’ve been up to the head of the penstock, and out to Pretty Valley, but not to the intake. There are some fantastic tracks up there, a lot closed. Did you take that pic from the structure on top of McKay? Highest public road in Aus.
You can see Pretty Valley in the bottom, that red structure, then nothing until you see the penstock pipes and at the top of the photo is the control building for MKPS. There’s a lift in there....
And I’ve just realised unless you are superman or can otherwise fly, that second photo is from the helo? Top stuff.
The weather closed in real quick this day
I’m so bloody glad they changed the name to Mt Jaithmathang, should never have been an issue, we need to grow the fuck up sometimes. I’ve got some photos somewhere of the reverse view BD, taken from Feathertop. There is some unbelievable country in there, some I’ve walked, a little I’ve driven and ridden.
They’ll let any bike up there
I went back down and then started working my way to Harrietville but it was getting late and the sun started going down then I started hearing dear hunter gun shots and got the hell out of there
i def want to find my through to Harry one day
Tas Irrigation has built a number of Dams over the last 10 years and have a few still to come. They have done wonders for Tas farmers.
Back down at the Village power station
I still class that Bogong High Plains as my favourite happy place in the world.
3 different bikes up there now, a far cry from a couple of years ago
A weir is a different animal altogether.
Everyone has the travel bug.
What sort was he Beet?
Young black - just love them