Monday, 5 February 2007

Gentle Annie Falls - 5 Feb 2007

Water channel at Gentle Annie Falls - 5 Feb 2007Not a very adventurous walk, but good for some exercise on the way home from work. Gentle Annie Falls run steeply downhill from the Pipeline Track to the Upper Reservoir at Waterworks Reserve. Basically here there is a channel cut into the sandstone, down which the water used to flow off Mt Wellington. Here you can see the huge amount of work that went into the construction of Hobart's water supply. There are steps cut much of the way up the side of the "Falls". The water hasn't flowed down here since 1940 apparently, so the "Falls" are now dry. Here's a picture of water flowing down the falls from about 1915.

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