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Premier Will Hodgman said he was told Hydro Tasmania authorised cloud seeding on Sunday morning in the Upper Derwent catchment, even though heavy falls were forecast.
Mr Hodgman told 936 ABC Hobart Hydro's decision was difficult to fathom at face value.
"That's why we've sought the explanation from Hydro Tasmania as to those matters, the Minister has sought that," he said.
"The flight seeded clouds for more than an hour and a half just north of Great Lake, one of the largest water storage dams in the state."
That would, as is the case with all claims of efficacy, have to do with who you ask. Ask the guys that get paid to do it and, "Hell yeah! It really, really works!" On the other hand:
I would think they would be switching to ionizers produce charged particles since it has been a success in Abu Dhabi desert.
“I put out a challenge to any of those that are involved in this project and making these claims. Show me the data,” he said.
There may be little chance of such transparency in the near-term, however, as Meteo Systems is closely guarding the secrets of the potentially valuable technology the company has dubbed “WEATHERTEC.”