The Flooding of Lake Pedder


Lake Pedder was a lake in Tasmania formed thousands of years ago during the last Ice Age. It was a beautiful structure, backing onto beautiful quartzite beaches with incredible mountain ranges surrounding it. 

Lake Pedder was dubbed a National Park - an area of the environment protected by the government - from 1955 onwards. However, in 1967, the National Park status of Lake Pedder was revoked. 

The Hydro-Electric Commission of Tasmania soon after investigated Lake Pedder, making the irreversible decision to flood the lake in order to create a back-up dam for the Gordon Dam and Power Station.