Lake Mackintosh is a 17.5-kilometre-long (10.9 mi) reservoir with a surface area of 3,100-hectare (7,700-acre) that forms part of the Pieman power development running north-south past Mount Farrell, adjacent to the town of Tullah in Tasmania.
Map showing Lake Mackintosh in Tasmania
|Part of||Pieman power development|
|Max. length||17.5 km (10.9 mi)|
|Max. width||3.5 km (2.2 mi)|
|Surface area||3,100 ha (7,700 acres)|
|Max. depth||65 m (213 ft)|
|Shore length1||83 km (52 mi)|
|Surface elevation||229.5 m (753 ft) AHD|
|Islands||3 large, 5 small islets|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The lake was created in the 1980s and the main basin of the lake was originally a Button Grass swamp prior to inundation.
Lake Mackintosh is impounded by two dams, the main Mackintosh Dam and the smaller Tullabardine Dam. The lake's deepest point is roughly 60 metres (200 ft) deep at the base of the main dam. It is one of the larger sized water impoundments of the Pieman power scheme.
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