Lake Magapapa after being filled on 29 April 1979

The penstock tunnel intake structure is in the right background.

Lake Mangapapa 1/4 full.

Looking upstream from the penstock intake structure. Lake Mangapapa Dam can be seen on the right. The lake bed was cleared of all trees.



Lake Mangapapa half full

This photo was taken during the period the lake was being filled in April 1979 - as can be seen some small slips occurred during the filling process. The light volcanic ash composition of the soil can be clearly observed.

Aerial view of Lake Mangapapa March 1979


Lake Mangapapa extends downstream from Lloyd Mandeno Power Station and is about three and a half kilometres in length.