Karapiro hydo dam

Lake Karapiro, moments before the first race of the 2009 New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships this morning Monday the 30th of March 2009, from the roadway on top of Karapiro dam looking south toward the finish of the 2000 metre rowing course (obscured by the small Toi tio covered headland and Karapiro Ski Club). The small dots, beyond the weed boom, are rowing crews heading out from the boat park pontoons to race. From this POV crews travel down (south) the left hand (eastern) side of the lake and race back close to the western shore to the finish line, just beyond the headland, in roughly a NNE direction. The eastern slopes of Maungatautari rise beyond the course to the right.

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