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A further note on the topography of Lake Fenton and district, National Park of Tasmania

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posted on 2023-11-22, 08:43 authored by Arndell Neil Lewis
Visits to the Mt. Field Plateau since compiling my previous paper (Lewis, 1921) have confirmed all the observations therein contained, especially as amplified and explained by Professor Griffith Taylor, D.Sc. (Taylor, 1921).
Lake Fenton is a paradox. It lies about 3,400 feet above sea level, almost at the top of a mountain ridge in the drainage basin of the Broad River. But the outlet, instead of draining down the slope of the hill to the river, breaks through the main ridge of the plateau in a gorge 500 feet deep into the Tyenna Valley. The lake is clearly of glacial origin, but the reason for the direction of its overflow requires further explanation.


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