Dam dropping is an adventure activity involving sledging over a river dam – in this case the old 5.5-metre hydroelectric dam on the Waingongoro River near Normanby. The dam and its generating station were commissioned in 1903, and were one of many such outfits established in Taranaki at the time. It ceased operating in 1967 after a flood seriously damaged the station.
Courtesy of Taranaki Outdoor Adventures
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Photograph by Tran Lawrence
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