Hydro Tasmania has informed us that ‘A recent inspection has revealed damage to the turbine at Paloona Power Station. The current outage, initially associated with the Intake Screen Replacement, has been extended out until mid-January 2017. This date is an estimate only and expected to be reviewed as technical assessments progress.’
Flows can’t be regulated in the Forth River downstream of Paloona with the power station out-of-service. This is going to impact on Spring and Summer paddling plans.