Meander River (Tasmania)
The Western River
The Meander, flowing through the Deloraine Green
|Region||Central Highlands (Tasmania), Northern Tasmania|
|Source||Great Western Tiers|
|⁃ elevation||1,300 m (4,300 ft)|
|Mouth||South Esk River|
|129 m (423 ft)|
|Length||112 km (70 mi)|
|Basin size||1,600 km2 (620 sq mi)|
|River system||South Esk River|
|⁃ right||Western Creek, Quamby Brook, Liffey River|
Location and features
The Meander River rises in the Great Western Tiers and flows past its namesake town, Meander, through the major regional town of Deloraine, then eastward, where it flows into the South Esk River near Hadspen. From source to mouth, the river is joined by fourteen tributaries including the Liffey River and descends 930 metres (3,050 ft) over its 112-kilometre (70 mi) course.
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, and is the second dam on the Meander River.
The Meander is a popular trout fishing stream holding brown trout. The World Fly Fishing Championships organized by the International Confederation of Sport Fishing has selected the Meander as one its venues for the 2019 championships to be held in Tasmania.
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- "Environmental management Goals for Tasmania Surface Waters; Meander River Catchment". Department for Primary Industries, Water and Environment. Government of Tasmania. May 2004.
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- "News-World Championships of Fly Fishing 2019". The Racehorse Inn. Retrieved 11 April 2017.