5/1/09

lake mangamahoe








In 1931 the lake was created by forming a dam across the valley and submerging 79 acres for power generation.
To protect the steep hillside from eroding, planting was undertaken to protect the pine trees growing in what is now the Mangamahoe Forest.
Public entry to the forest was once restricted until 1990.

7 comments:

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!

You have some beautiful shots here! I will explore some more!!

Junie

PS-Thanks for visiting me !!

George said...

What a pretty little lake. Thanks for sharing this with us.

tapirgal said...

I hope you're right about the condo on the Columbia River. So far, nothing has been done except for putting up the poles. On the other side, I got an interesting photo of boards falling apart where a floor used to be. It's a cool photo, and I'll post it one of these days. Thanks for stopping by :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

As a young girl, my late mother showed me how to appreciate nature. And I do, not just did, but I also will till my eyes grow dim.

In the beginning, my blogging was just a way of passing my time, my loneliness.

But since joining photographic networks for fun, everything just lift off.

Now, am enjoying every place around the world through photo sharing. And it's great!

You are the second NZder whose blog I follow. There is one from Hamilton Island too! After all, we are kindred neighbours.

Am glad you love your new country, your new home as I do with mine.

Beautiful pictures and those ducks remind me of a NZ moviemade movie "Fly Away Home".

Oz Girl said...

What a curious duck he is! ;) What a beautiful lake and landscape to go for a walk and a relaxing respite. Lovely.

Maggie May said...

I love those photos. You live in a beautiful country.

Leora said...

What a beautiful area. I really like the bench by the lake, so welcoming.