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 included a downstream artificial spawning ground for trout, a New Zealand first.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Mackenzie Country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017