Genesis Energy advise:
Recreation release dates for 2012
Recreational release dates were advised as:
January 8th 30 cu mecs from Rangipo Dam
February 4th 30 cumecs from Poutu Intake
February 5th 30 cu mecs from Rangipo Dam
September 15th 30 cumecs from Poutu Intake
September 16th 30 cu mecs from Rangipo Dam.
Releases from Rangipo Dam are more for kayakers and while there is an increased flow level in the area of Turangi it is not as significant as the release from the Poutu Intake.
The upper pools of the Tongariro River.
The seven categories were scored as follows:
|Access||3 indicates good car and foot access; 0 indicates poor access.||3|
|Difficulty||Reported difficulties getting the fly to the fish or finding the lie.||2|
|Setting||Scored for natural beauty and pure enjoyment.||3|
|Reliability||Indicates reliability as a top producing pool all year round.||9|
|Snags||No likelihood of snags scores 1; if known for snag(s) score 0.||1|
|Wading||If waders are not needed, score 1; if difficult to wade then 0.||1|
|Pressure||If a pool is too popular and regularly crowded, score 0.||1|
|Total||The closer to 20, the better overall rating the pool received.||20|
|Marks out of||(3)||(2)||(3)||(9)||(1)||(1)||(1)||(20)|
|Upper River Pools|