Kōrero: 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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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Waitaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11500/lower-waitaki-river (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015