Story: South Canterbury region

Aviemore hydro dam

Aviemore hydro dam

The Aviemore dam and power station were completed in 1968. The dam is made from earth and concrete, and the station boasts the largest generators in the country. The project also included a downstream artificial spawning ground for trout, a New Zealand first.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN42878/19
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Mackenzie Country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2016)

Full story by John Wilson, published 28 Feb 2007, updated 12 May 2015