Meander River (Tasmania)

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Meander River
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The Meander, flowing through the Deloraine Green.
Origin Great Western Tiers
Mouth South Esk River at Hadspen
Length 112 kilometres (70 mi)
Source elevation approximately 1,300 metres (4,300 ft)[1]
Basin area 1,600 square kilometres (620 sq mi)[1]
River system South Esk
Right tributaries Western Creek, Quamby Brook, Liffey River

The Meander River is a river in the central north of the state of Tasmania, Australia. Until the founding of Westbury in the early 1820s the river was known as The Western River.[2]

It flows from the Great Western Tiers, past its namesake town, Meander, through the major regional town of Deloraine, then eastward, where it flows into the South Esk River near Hadspen.[1]

The damming of the river in 2007 created the artificial reservoir; Lake Huntsman. The Meander Hydro Dam provides both electricity and water to the region. The Meander Dam is the second dam on the Meander River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Department for Primary Industries, Water and Environment (May 2004). "Environmental management Goals for Tasmania Surface Waters; Meander River Catchment". 
  2. ^ von Stieglitz, K R (1946). Then and now in old Westbury; with notes on Exton, Hagley and Carrick. Launceston: Telegraph Printery. p. 5. 

Coordinates: 41°30′29″S 147°03′12″E / 41.5081°S 147.0533°E / -41.5081; 147.0533 Media related to Meander River, Tasmania at Wikimedia Commons