Meridian eyes 50,000 tonnes of rock for Pukaki project

By Gavin Evans | Fri, 29 Nov 2019


Meridian Energy says getting access to more water from Lake Pukaki will require about 50,000 tonnes of rock to protect the foreshore at the southern end of the lake.The lake, nestled near the foot of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, covers about 179 square kilometres and is the country’s biggest hydro-electric reservoir.Meridian has stacked about 23,000 tonnes of rock ready for placement during the next sustained dry spell to protect the lake edge from erosion as the lake is drawn down.It now plans to formalise arrangements with contractors and qu...