4 of us decided after paddling the very disappointing Pukaki release in the morning (didn't they used to release 300 cms???) we decided to go to the Tekapo white water course.. you know the one they spent all that money on... I had checked both the rivers web site and Meridian energy web site and they both said there was release... we get there and no water!! Does it every actually run? or was it just someoneís cruel joke designing this course that one ever gets to paddle.
Does anyone know why the energy company would schedule the release and then not do it? or who i could talk to at Meridian about the flow dates.... it seems like a stupid systemÖ it seems to me we have this awesome world class resource that no one gets to use??
I suspect it all comes down to paddler numbersÖ which is ironic as perhaps paddlers would turn up if the river was actually released on the dates set out !!
Any thoughts??? Justin