Video: Hydropower threatens New Zealand’s Waitaha River

Conservation activists are fighting to prevent a new dam project on New Zealand's Waitaha River

The west coast of New Zealand’s South Island is legendary for its tight bedrock paddling between the rugged Southern Alps and the sea. One of these rivers, the Waitaha, is under siege from a potential hydroelectric dam project that would divert water from one of the river’s most spectacular gorges. The project is currently seeking public submissions. Watch the vid and then visit wildriver.nz to submit comments of your own.

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