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Timeline of the Franklin Dam Controversy

Iconic Rock Island Bend, Photo by Wolfgang Glowacki

>> 1978; the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission (HEC) announce their intention to harness the Franklin River for hydroelectricity, proposing  two dam sites, the Gordon below Franklin Dam (105m high) a few km below the Franklin Gordon confluence and Dam #2 at the end of the Mount McCall Track. >> one of most significant successful environmental…

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Outside Magazine Feb 2014, ‘Surviving Tasmania’ by Stephanie Pearson

Running Corkscrew rapid in the Great Ravine, Franklin River Rafting

A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf, hike, mountain bike, and kayak. Stephanie Pearson goes all in.

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