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Wow ... could we do something like that ?????

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    Posted: 24 Feb 2021 at 12:23pm
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Yea iv been crossing my fingers for a few years now that Contact Energy will finally see sense and decommission Roxborough dam.  Its in a very serious state of disrepair and isn't financially viable to operate yet they continue to do so.  I believe its that they don't want to swallow the cost of decommissioning (which is huge).   Its a major accident waiting to happen, and when it does there will be many darting for cover and trying to claim they didn't know there was an issue!!! 

This was written over 10 years ago, and several other investigations into decommissioning have occurred since.  http://mightyclutha.blogspot.com/2010/02/decommissioning-roxburgh-dam.html
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Hopefully the small beginnings of a lot more to come :-

It doesn't happen often - delighted to report that as of the 17th Feb the RDR has moved t
o surrender the additional water take of 10 cumec from the Rangitata River.

The NZ Salmon Anglers, SC Salmon Anglers and the Future Rivers Trust joined forces to appealed this in 2018, it was a big effort, in the end we agreed to settle with some pretty decent gains. Iwi interests continued their appeal, delayed further by Covid, and recently announced, the water take has now been surrendered, ending the drawn out proceedings - and a great result!!

They say timing is everything, had we not appealed it's likely this would have progressed too far to be able to mothballed it this stage. So I believe it's fair to claim our group played a significant roll in this result.

´╗┐Regardless it's a win for anglers, the river and all of NZ, and hopefully a sign of more to come as the government resets our water rules

Our appeal group only succeeded because of the financial support we received from anglers, so thank you to all of our supporters who contributed in various ways. Every sale from the shop contributes to the funding of the Future Rivers Trust, so all of our customers have helped, so thank you!

There is much more work to do, both the salmon and sea-run trout fisheries on the river remain in crisis, as do most east coast fisheries, our group has applied to Ecan for a statutory plan to be applied to the river. The NZ Salmon Anglers remain staunch advocates for our rivers and are doing some great work on fish screens and flows. And we continue to work for more gains through our various channels

Press Report here, though it's not quite factually correct on the make up of the appeal group https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/124340357/rangitata-river-extra-water-take-consent-surrendered
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