Story: South Canterbury region

Lake Pūkaki

Lake Pūkaki

Lake Pūkaki, with Aoraki/Mt Cook in the left background. The lake is part of the Waitaki hydroelectricity system, and rises and falls according to demand for water, snow melt and rainfall.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Landscape and geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017