Story: Water resources

Lake Benmore

Lake Benmore

Lake Benmore is the largest of three dams on the Waitaki River. There are also other kinds of control structures higher up in the river catchment – on the outlets of lakes Ōhau, Pūkaki and Tekapo – making it one of the most modified river and lake systems in New Zealand.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Groundwater and lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008