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Big Hydro might sidestep new water rules

Tuesday 10 Sep 19 11:00am

The Clyde dam in Central Otago

BECAUSE of climate change, the countryís six largest hydro power schemes should be exempt from rules requiring minimum water levels in rivers, the Government says.

Ensuring waterways are healthy enough to sustain life is at the heart of the Governmentís overhaul of the countryís water management system, and that means making sure that water levels in streams and lakes donít get too low.

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