Story: South Canterbury places

Lower Waitaki River

Lower Waitaki River

After passing through the Upper Waitaki power stations, water flows through to the lower reaches of the Waitaki River. A 2001 plan to divert this flow into downstream hydroelectric schemes was foiled by public opposition. Increasing demand for irrigation water may reduce future flows.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Waitaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015