Story: Waikato region

Waikato hydroelectric power stations

The potential of the Waikato River for hydroelectricity generation was exploited from the early 20th century, but particularly from the 1940s. By 1970 there were eight dams on the river between Lake Taupō and Karāpiro, near Cambridge.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Energy and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015