3D visualisation – Lake Pedder – from inundation to restoration

In 2013, the LPRC developed a 3D visualisation which enables viewers to appreciate the process, the drama and the excitement of restoration of this unique landscape.

The 3D visualisation is quite a large file.

To view it on YouTube without downloading the file, click here.

Note: To view it in full screen mode, click Full screen in the bottom right hand corner of the viewing screen.

To view it on Vimeo without downloading the file, click here.

Note: To view it in full screen mode, press the F key.

To download and view the 3D visualisation from Vimeo:

  1. Go to Vimeo
  2. Click the Download button.
  3. Under the heading Download Restoring Lake Pedder MONA, click on either of the two links:

    HD .MP4 file (1280x720 / 34MB) to download a large screen size file: Restoring+Lake+Pedder+MONA-HD.mp4 (duration 7 minutes; 35MB)


    SD .MP4 file (640x360 / 13MB) to download a smaller screen size file: Restoring+Lake+Pedder+MONA-SD.mp4 (duration 7 minutes; 14.5 MB)

  4. Then choose a location on your computer where you want to save the file.
  5. Once the file is saved to your computer, double click on it to open it in Windows Media Player.
  6. Turn the sound up so you can hear the voice over.

In 2013, a version of the visualisation won an award for Research and Communication in Landscape Architecture at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), NSW Chapter Awards.

To view this version of the visualisation, click here. Note: This version was made after the MONA event. It has music rather than a scripted voice over and includes some minor improvements in timing and captioning to the version presented at MONA.

To download and view the 3D visualisation from this site (duration 7 minutes; note larger file size 66 MB):

  1. Click here.
  2. Select "Save File" and click OK.
  3. Once the file is saved to your computer (its name is Restoring_Lake_Pedder_MONA.wmv), double click on it to open it in Windows Media Player.
  4. Turn the sound up so you can hear the voice over.

Overview and Introduction

Lake Pedder & Franklin River Environmental Issues – Historical Summary

The Past, The Present, The Future

Extract from Bob Brown's book Lake Pedder 1986.

On The Beach Of Other Country Mountains

Essay by Chris Viney.

Why Lake Pedder Should Be Restored

Bob Brown's list of eight reasons.

Remember Lake Pedder?

Extract from Robert Rankin's book Beyond the Horizon.


Valuable article with some memorable quotes.

Wikipedia article

Lake and River Restoration Worldwide

Worldwide, there is a great deal of lake and river restoration and dam decommisioning activity and proposed activity. In the United States alone, where there are an estimated 75,000 dams, aging dams are being dismantled at the rate of 40 per year, with over 430 dams removed since 1999.

The most notable recent lake and river restoration and dam decommisioning campaign is that concerning the Klamath River in Oregon and California. For streamed video of a lecture on this campaign, see Dam Removal on the Klamath River.

The sites listed below document the rationale for, and the scope and success of, lake and river restoration and dam decommissioning activity worldwide.


International Rivers

Through research, education and advocacy, International Rivers works to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects, improve development policies and practices, and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

International Rivers – dam decommissioning

International Rivers dam decommissioning page


Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information

CDRI is an online repository for documents about proposed and completed dam removal projects across the United States of America. The goal of CDRI is to collect documents from government agencies, consulting firms, universities, and non-profit organizations so that those making decisions about dam removal can access all the information in one place.


Rivernet – European Rivers Network

Like the United States, Europe has a strong dam decommissioning and river restoration movement

European Rivers Network – dam decommissioning

Rivernet's dam decommissioning page

American Rivers

American Rivers is a leading United States conservation organization and is focussed on healthy rivers. American Rivers protects and restores America's rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, it has more than 65,000 members and supporters and works in five key program areas including River Restoration.

USA – dams removed and slated for removal

American Rivers – list of dams removed and slated for removal in the United States of America


Hydropower Reform Coalition

A coalition of more than 140 national, state and local conservation and recreation groups in the United States of America that care about rivers and work hard to protect them from harmful hydropower dams

American Whitewater

American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.

Snowy River Alliance

The Snowy River Alliance is the peak body for the community and groups supporting the restoration of environmental flows to the Snowy River in New South Wales and Victoria (Australia)


World Commission on Dams

The World Commission on Dams (WCD) was an independent, international, multi-stakeholder process which addressed the controversial issues associated with large dams.


Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) provides a framework and guide to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades. It covers 16 counties over an 18,000-square-mile area. The Plan was approved in the Federal Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000. It includes more than 60 elements, will take more than 30 years to construct and the current estimate in Oct 2007 US Dollars is $9.5 billion for projects. See also the Wikipedia article.

Hydro Power and Global Warming

As people search for answers to carbon pollution and global warming, the argument that maintaining and even expanding Tasmania's hydro-electric generation capacity can make a valuable contribution is being offered. For a refutation see Chris Harries' article They should have dammed the Franklin after all? in the Tasmanian Times September 2009.

Submissions and Reports

The Future of Lake Pedder – Interim Report

Commonwealth Government's Lake Pedder Enquiry Report The Future of Lake Pedder' was first printed in an interim format for the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. This book, which includes that report was published by the Lake Pedder Action Committees throughout Australia in September 1973.

The Proceedings of 1995 Hobart University of Tasmania Symposium

Edited by Chris Sharples.

Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage into the Proposal to Drain and Restore Lake Pedder

Tabled 26 June 1995

Pedder 2000 Campaign Submission

Pedder 2000 submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage Inquiry into the proposal to restore Lake Pedder.

Dr Andrew Blakers Submission

Submission and Supplementary Submission to Lake Pedder Inquiry by Dr Andrew Blakers, Senior Research Fellow, Engineering Department, The Australian National University.

Dam Financing in Tasmania

Dr Andrew Blakers' Analysis (1995).


Our Common Ground

Community organisation that believes the conflict over forestry has divided Tasmania for too long, and that a win-win solution is possible. Our Common Ground is committed to having all sections of the Tasmanian community work to find a resolution. This includes the timber industry, environment movement and government.

Scott Millwood – Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean?

Purchase DVD of the documentary

Purchase the book

Tasmanian National Parks Association

Organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Tasmania's National Parks.

Environment Tasmania

Representative body for Tasmania's environment movement (LPRC is a member).

Stott webpage & McLean webpage

Two websites featuring personal photos of Lake Pedder.

Habitat Advocate

Steven Ridd's new web site, advocating the conservation of wildlife and native habitat.

Restoring the Earth

A project to promote the ecological restoration of the planet's degraded ecosystems as the essential over-riding and uniting task for the peoples and nations of the world in the 21st Century.

Reflections: Campaign Newsletter

Newsletter April 2006

Issue 10 December 2004
Issue 9 April 2002 (warning – large file! – 8.5 MB)
Issue 8 March 2000
Issue 7 May 1999
Issue 6 April 1998
Issue 5 July 1997
Issue 4 June 1996
Issue 3 August 1995
Issue 2 January 1995
Issue 1 September 1994


Brenda Hean and Max Price Memorial Service, held 8 September 2007 at Scots Memorial Uniting Church, Hobart, Tasmania – Order of Service.

Read poetry inspired by Lake Pedder

Media Clippings

7 September 2007 The Mercury (Tasmania)
"Pedder riddle remembered"
9 September 2007 The Sunday Tasmanian
"$100,000 Lure - Bid to solve vanished plane mystery" PAGE 1
"$100,000 Lure - Bid to solve vanished plane mystery" PAGE 2
9 September 2007 The Sunday Tasmanian
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 1
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 2
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 3

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