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Monday, June 01, 2015

Harrietville - Tronoh Dredge Reserve


Our visit on May 31, 2015.

As a result of the Tronoh Company dredging for gold on the Ovens River, Harrietville has been left with a lake of significant proportions. The lake is really in two parts joined by a narrow neck of water. The main lake is 100 by 80 metres and the smaller lake is about 100 by 40 metres and up to 30 metres deep, and is situated within 1 kilometre of centre of the town.

Over the last 13 years the community has commenced to develop the lake for community and tourist recreation, preserving its history and heritage for future generations. We believe it to be the most significant historical site and have the potential of being a major tourist attraction in the upper Ovens Valley.

Lake Tronoh is the largest man made body of water in the Ovens valley, the lake is surrounded by steep mountains on the southern and easterly sides, adjacent to the east branch of the Ovens River.

 Its current development with walking tracks, picnic tables, B.B.Q. and swimming facilities, along with its historical interest and native revegetation sets it as a major tourist attraction.

School groups use the lake for water activities such as canoeing and swimming. The lake has been stocked with native fish such as Yellow belly and cod, and attract fisherman daily.

1 comment:

  1. Howdy Bob, beautiful reflections in the lakes here bob captured superbly by your photos, would be a very interesting place to explore, thanks for sharing and best regards! Michael