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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

St Columba Falls State Reserve

Introduction

St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha), where the cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River. The catchment area of over 4 000 ha guarantees a continuous flow of water down the granite cliff face.

The falls can be viewed from the carpark and a short walking track provides easy access, through a forest of tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle, to a viewing platform.

The intake bridge of a disused water race is located just off the approach road to the falls. It marks the starting point of a 45 km channel, constructed in the early 1930s to supply water for tin mining near St Helens. The intake pipes can still be seen on the northern side of the bridge.