Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cromwell

Cromwell, a small town at what once was the confluence
 of the Clutha and Kawarau rivers until a dam 
was built on the Clutha River down stream of Cromwell.
It now sits where the Kawarau runs into the lake formed by the water 
backing up from the dam, which is built at Clyde. 
Much of the original township is under water,
along with many stone fruit orchards.


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7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful scene and such an interesting history
    attached to the place, I popped over to Wikipedia to
    learn more...Look how ABCW broadens our minds!
    Thank you for sharing this interesting piece.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  2. Cromwell looks like a beautiful small town. I was born in a small town but grew up in the city. My Mom and Sis live in a small town of about 25,000 people.
    Ann

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  5. I suppose drowning a town or a valley is for the common good, but it still is sad.

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A parson bird

 or as it is more commonly known, a Tui. Spring is here and so are the birds.