The Dancing Camp Dam is a survivor of many dams that were erected in the Kauaeranga valley in the course of felling its stands of kauri. The dam would create a reservoir in which logs accumulated. At a certain point the dam would be breached, and the logs would tumble downstream in the flood, to be eventually delivered to sawmills.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Neville Ritchie
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