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Hydro lakes, Waitaki (2nd of 2)

Hydro lakes, Waitaki

This 2006 photograph shows the lakes created by damming the Waitaki River for hydroelectricity. Lake Benmore (top) formed behind the Benmore dam. Black Jack’s Point is behind the dam, and Lake Aviemore is in the foreground.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Gerard O'Brien

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Protected marine areas and inland waters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015