• Short Summary

    A MODEL OF NORTHERN TASMANIA'S GIANT MERSEY-FORTH HYDRO-ELECTRONIC SCHEME AND THE CETHANA DAM....CONSTRUCTION WORK IS?

  • Description

    A MODEL OF NORTHERN TASMANIA'S GIANT MERSEY-FORTH HYDRO-ELECTRONIC SCHEME AND THE CETHANA DAM....CONSTRUCTION WORK IS GOING AHEAD AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1971. THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME IS TO BOOST THE STATE'S DWINDLING POWER SUPPLIES.

    THE BIGGEST PART OF THE OVERALL PLAN IS CETHANA -- THE COSTLIEST AND MOST AMBITIOUS OF SEVEN INDIVIDUAL POWER SCHEMES IN THE PROJECT...THE DAM WILL BE 365 FEET HIGH...ROCK WILL BE TRUCKED TO THE DAM SITE FROM A NEARBY QUARRY ALONG AN ELABORATE NETWORK OF HAULAGE ROADS.

    MEN AND THEIR MACHINES HAVE BROKEN INTO CETHANA, WHICH NOT LONG AGO WAS A RUGGED GORGE -- DEEP, STEEP, NARROW....INACCESSIBLE. THEY HAVE STRIPPED ITS SIDES AND SLICED IT UP AND INTO A COMPLEX OF HAULAGE ROADS AND ACCESS TUNNELS.

    HIGH ABOVE THE SWIFT RUNNING FORTH RIVER, GIANT BULLDOZERS AND MECHANICAL SCOOPS ARE BEING USED IN QUARRY WORK. THEY'RE CUTTING OUT ROCK FOR THE CETHANA DAM.

    CETHANA WILL BE THE FIRST OF THE DAMS IN THE MERSEY FORTH SCHEME TO HARDNESS THE COMBINED FORCES OF THE MERSEY, WILMOT AND FORTH RIVERS FOR POWER GENERATING.

    CETHANA IS THE MOST AMBITIOUS ROCK-FILL DAM THE HYDRO ELECTRIC COMMISSION HAS UNDERTAKEN IN TASMANIA. A DIVERSION TUNNEL HAS BEEN MADE TO CARRY THE WATERS OF THE FORTH WHILE DAM'S BEING BUILT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UDVDOTZT58VPXAPK4KCFG4EY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UDVDOTZT58VPXAPK4KCFG4EY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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