Kōrero: Climate

Lake Tekapo, May 2003

Lake Tekapo, May 2003

Tekapo is a major storage lake for the Waitaki River hydroelectric power stations, which contribute greatly to New Zealand’s total electricity production. So when dry years on the West Coast and along the main divide reduce the flow into the lake, as in 2002–3, the effects on the New Zealand economy are severe. Power prices rise and there are restrictions on electricity use.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, 'Climate - Climate and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7744/lake-tekapo-may-2003 (accessed 26 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006