Lakes Aviemore and Benmore, Waitaki River, New Zealand

Lakes Aviemore and Benmore, Waitaki River, New Zealand

Description: Lake Aviemore or Mahi Tikumu is a man-made lake, part of the Waitaki hydroelectric scheme. Immediately upstream is Lake Benmore (you can see Benmore's dam on the picture) and downstream Lake Waitaki. Aviemore lies on both sides of the border between the Waimate and Waitaki districts.
The Aviemore Dam, completed in 1968, is the newest of the three dams on the Waitaki river. It is made out of both earth and concrete. In both Lake Aviemore and Benmore, one can fish salmon and trout year round except in September. (from

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