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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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