The Benmore dam, completed in 1965, is one of three major dams – the others are Waitaki (1935) and Aviemore (1968) – on the upper Waitaki River. Water is occasionally released from the lake to control its level, producing a spectacular display for passers-by, as here in January 2009, when around 970 cubic metres of water were released per second.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 20 January 2009, p. 9
Photograph by David Bruce
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