The 140 m (459 ft) high Gordon Dam, built in 1974.
|Primary inflows||Gordon River|
|Surface area||272 km2 (105 sq mi)|
|Water volume||12.5 km3 (3.0 cu mi)|
The reservoir was formed in the early 1970s as a result of the dam construction by the HEC.
Lake Gordon has a surface area of 272 km2 (105 sq mi), with storage capacity of 12.5 km3 (3.0 cu mi) of water, the equivalent of twenty-five times the amount of water in Port Jackson. Lake Pedder is connected to Lake Gordon through the McPartlans Pass Canal at .
Additional dams, such as the Franklin Dam, were proposed for the lower Gordon River, but were not proceeded due restrictions by popular protest and subsequently the Australian Federal Government.
- McKenry, Keith (1972) A History and critical analysis of the controversy concerning the Gordon River Power Scheme pp.9 - 39 in Australian Conservation Foundation (1972) Pedder Papers - Anatomy of a Decision Parkville, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation
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