Hawea Whitewater Enhancement Project nears completion
[Updated: 13 December] On Thursday 29 November, some Otago kayakers enjoyed test flows on the Scott Shipley-designed course on the Hawea River. Several more weeks of commissioning work are anticipated. The Hawea Whitewater Enhancement Project is an outcome of the negotiations around Contact Energy's resource consents as mitigation for the loss of recreational amenity resulting from the Clyde dam, and in particular the drowning of rapids at Bannockburn, Cromwell Gap and the world-class Sargood's Weir. Ngaio Hart has sent through additional photos of a raft and river sleds in the top hole.
|Kayakers on Hawea Wave. Photo: Ngaio Hart.||2.53 MB|
|Five river sleds surfing Hawea top hole. Photo: Ngaio Hart.||2.56 MB|
|Raft entering top hole on Hawea. Photo: Ngaio Hart.||2.46 MB|
|Raft surfing Hawea top hole. Photo: Ngaio Hart.||2.46 MB|