Thomson Reservoir

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© Christopher J Chalk
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The Thomson Reservoir is located more than 100 kilometres east of Melbourne, near Mount Baw Baw. The Thomson scheme was built in several stages. In the early 1970s many kilometres of tunnel were drilled and blasted through the rock of the Great Dividing Range to allow water from the Thomson River to flow into the Upper Yarra Reservoir. Preliminary work on the Thomson Reservoir dam wall started in 1976 and the massive wall was completed and ready to store water by 1983.
Thomson Reservoir has a capacity of 1,068,000 mega litres (million litres) and is the largest in Melbourne's water storage system. Water from the Thomson Reservoir is transferred through both the Upper Yarra and Silvan reservoirs for distribution to most Melbourne suburbs.

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30 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (7 Jun 2011):

    WOW! This is absolutely beautiful, Chris. I adore it.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Singin' the blues.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Simply beautiful Chris.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful capture!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Dreamy and very beautiful. Almost magical

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    I love the shimmering blue, this is a brilliant shot Chris !

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    beautiful blue! very peaceful.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    I love all those beautiful blues!! This is such a peaceful shot!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    a slight softness on both sides of the image...very serene and comforting

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (7 Jun 2011):

    gorgeous composition..... the colors are super.....well done

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    What incredible blues, grand shot.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    beautiful photo!!like it

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    Magnificent capture, Chris!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    i would have to say "simply blue tiful".

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    the blues in that water are absolutely beautiful, chris

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    Too beautiful for words!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    Beautiful, love the stillness and color.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic !!! Great job !!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    fantastic, CC!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    Gorgeous tones and beautifully captured

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Jun 2011):

    Like an Aboriginal Dreamtime.......soft and blue.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    Simply and vastly elegant--the blues are breathtaking

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    Love the blues. R

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  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Amazing color...a stunning photo !!!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Nice with that small tree!

  • Carlo Pagan

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  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (9 Jul 2011):

    Oh, my goodness! Chris, this is just beautiful beyond belief! Wonderful colors, composition, reflections, and mood. This is absolutely first class work, my friend...

  • Frank Morales

    Frank Morales gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    Wow! Nice shot!

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