Story: Hydroelectricity

Water play (3rd of 3)

Water play

Competitors in a multi-sport race paddle down the Clutha from Alexandra to Roxburgh. Kayak, yacht and motor boat enthusiasts all benefited from the lakes created by hydro-electric dams. The recreational use of power schemes was encouraged by many power authorities and companies; it was seen as good public relations, and a way of contributing to local communities.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 23 March 2009, p. 21
Photograph by Lynda Van Kempen

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John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - National hydro system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 11 Mar 2010