Hicks, B.J., Brijs, J., Bell, D. G., Ling, N. Blair, J. M. & Powrie, W. (2009). Boat electrofishing survey of the upper Turitea Reservoir, Palmerston North. CBER Contract Report No. 100, prepared for Department of Conservation. Hamilton, New Zealand: Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science and Engineering, The University of Waikato.
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The upper Turitea Reservoir is a 12-ha reservoir that supplies water to the city of Palmerston North (Figure 1). It was constructed in 1957 and is located in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges at 40.43208°S, 175,67669°E. The 2,300 hectare catchment area is comprised mainly of native forest with a small section of pine forest bordering the northern end of the reservoir. The reservoir is contained by a 39-m high concrete gravity arch dam.