Looking downstream to the upstream portal of the short tunnel (in the scrub) which runs under Ardgowan Road. Within the reservoir reserve there is about 140 metres of race before the water enters the reservoir. To the right in this photo, water could be discharged to Mill Creek and was, whenever the race was delivering water which was below acceptable standards. The raceman who looked after the reservoir and a few km of race upstream from here, lived at the reservoir in a very modest 3 bedroom limestone block house which still stands. This structure included two sluice gates and a screen to remove (entrap) sticks and branches that were swept down the race.
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Photo taken in Oamaru North, Oamaru, New Zealand
Misplaced? Suggest new location