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The ‘taps’ are now back on as far
as the District’s Stock-Water races are concerned, after the intake gates were
re-opened. Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd, who
manage the stock-water race, made the decision to open the gates this
afternoon, having shut them yesterday due to the high Alpine rainfall which had
led to a rapid rise in the water level of the Waimakariri.
While that decision was made in
order to protect the infrastructure relating to the stock-water race, the
receding water levels mean that potential hazard to the scheme has reduced.
Although the gates have been
re-opened, it generally takes 48 hours for the flow to return to normal right
across the system.
Farmers are thereby reminded to
expect a reduced supply initially while the flow builds up to its normal
Although rain is predicted over
the weekend, the Met Service has cancelled earlier heavy rain warnings for the
District’s Alpine areas, including the headwaters of our main waterway.
It is also predicting that much of
the rain that does fall in inland locations, will fall in the form of light
Waimakariri Irrigation will
monitor the water levels of the river closely over the weekend and will move to
close up again if the water rises quickly, presenting another potential danger
to the infrastructure associated with the stock-water race.